The UP Working Papers in Linguistics (UPWPL) is an open access publication featuring preliminary research and reports on research in progress done by scholars affiliated with the University of the Philippines Diliman Department of Linguistics. It aims to be an outlet for quickly and broadly disseminating the latest linguistics research produced at the Department in a properly citable format in order to stimulate discussion that can hopefully lead to the increase of locally contextualized studies on various topics in linguistics and elicit feedback that can help improve the working papers that will be published in this journal. The UPWPL also features think pieces and reviews to provide primarily students of the Department a platform where they can share their informed opinions, observations, and recommendations on language-related issues.

As a working papers journal, papers in this series only undergo editorial review rather than a rigorous peer review. Publication in this series also does not preclude later publication of revised versions of the papers in other journals. The copyright of all the papers published in this series remains with their respective authors.

Articles in the UPWPL are distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0). Proper attribution must be made when citing any part of the works included in this publication.


Volume 01 (2022)

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Research Papers

  • A Trend Analysis of the Graduate Thesis and Doctoral Dissertations under the Department of Linguistics, University of the Philippines Diliman by Dave Benedict F. Badiola (PDF)
  • Sakit: A Preliminary Linguistic Analysis of Tagalog Pain Concept and Language by Mary Dianne O. Jamindang (PDF)
  • LF (Looking for) a Sociolinguistic Analysis of K-pop BNS Twitter in the Philippines by Gertrude Beatriz D. Lim (PDF)
  • Error Analysis of Written Compositions of Filipino Learners of Korean as a Foreign Language by James Dominic R. Manrique (PDF)


  • On Contact, Cultural Emphasis, and Linguistic Relativity by Miguel Lorenzo Tan (PDF)
  • Thoughts on Time by Miguel Lorenzo Tan (PDF)
  • Beyond the Binary: A Reflective Essay on Language, Gender, and Socialization by Jaira Alessandra Rodolfo (PDF)
  • On the Status of English in the Philippines by Francine Yvonne B. Dela Cruz (PDF)
  • Making the Unknown Obvious: Why English Education Sets the Conditions for the OFW by John Joshua Noel L. Macapia (PDF)
  • The Good and the Bad: The Social Role and Position of English in the Philippines by Nicko Enrique L. Manalastas (PDF)
  • What is the Role of Language Scholars in Solving Social Problems? by Jino Antonio Escudero, Simoun Rober Monzon, and Michaella Marie Tindog (PDF)