De La Salle University – Manila
Language Acquisition and Development of Multilingual Learners
The presentations in this panel will discuss the language acquisition process and other related language learning factors of Asian learners in different stages of learning and language development. The first discussion reports on the lexical repertoire of Filipino mothers’ Infant Directed Speech enriched by the inclusion of code switching as a linguistic strategy in optimizing language development among multilingual Filipino infants. The second discussion looks at morphological processing of inflected and derived words which to tend to vary by age as studies have reported that preschool children begin to produce inflected words spontaneously in their speech earlier than derived words. The third discussion describes the development of a model explaining the possible relationships, mediation or moderation, of language attitude towards Chavacano with ethnicity, cognition towards mother tongue, and language attitude toward Filipino and English. The model with “best fit” showed that language attitude toward Filipino and English has a direct influence on cognition in the mother tongue. The last two studies delve into the development of structures and functions of lexical bundles and of syntactic complexity of bilingual learners from Asian countries, namely Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and Taiwan based ICNALE’s one-million-word learner corpus.
Rochelle Irene G. Lucas is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of English and Applied Linguistics and former Vice Dean of the Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education, De La Salle University-Manila. She was the former President and now a member of the Board of the Linguistics Society of the Philippines (LSP) and the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL). She has been appointed as Field Contributor for Ethnologue (Languages of the World) Language Documentation website.
Features of Filipino Infant Directed Speech (IDS) and Maternal Input
Richard Medina Rillo is an Assistant Professor III of the School of Education and the Graduate School of the Centro Escolar University-Manila. He holds a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics degree and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics at the De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. His research interests include: Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Discourse Analysis, and World Englishes. (email@example.com)
Jimmylen Zuñiga-Tonio is an Assistant Professor at the Catanduanes State University, Philippines. Her research interests focus on Philippine languages, sociolinguistics and discourse analysis. She received her B.A. in communication Arts degree at the University of the Philippines – Los Baños and M.A. in ESL degree at the Benguet State University. She has earned her Ph.Do in Applied Linguistics at the De La Salle University-Manila. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Examining the Morphological Processing of Inflected and Derived words by Students in Grades 7, 8, and 9
Jennibelle Reyes Ella is a faculty member at Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba. She finished her BA Communication Arts and Master in Public Affairs (specializing in Education Management) at the University of the Philippines Los Baňos. She has earned her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics at De La Salle University Manila. (email@example.com)
Marvin C. Casalan is a faculty member of the College of Teacher Education at the University of Antique, where he also obtained his BSE and MAED-English. Currently, he is a graduate student at De La Salle University-Manila taking up PhD in Applied Linguistics. His research interests include studies in Psycholinguistics, Language Documentation, and World Englishes. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cognition toward the Mother Tongue, Attitude toward English, Chavacano, and Filipino: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach with Bootstrap Analysis
Ericson Olario Alieto earned the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics from the De La Salle University, Taft Avenue, Manila as a scholar of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). He earned his bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with English as an area of specialization as a Latin Honor Awardee (Cum laude). He has published research articles in ISI- and-SCOPUS-indexed journals. (email@example.com)
Formulaic Language across Proficiency Levels of Asian Learners: A Comparative Analysis of Types, Structures, and Functions of Lexical Bundles
Abdul Wahid I. Tocalois a faculty member of College of Education, Notre Dame University – Philippines. Through a scholarship granted by the Commission of Higher Education (CHED) of the Philippines, he finished his Secondary Education major in English undergraduate degree in the same institution and his Master of Arts in English Language Education degree at De La Salle University—Manila with an award “Outstanding MA thesis.” He was able to present his research papers in several international research conferences. He also published a paper in a scopus-indexed journal. His research interests include corpus linguistics, world Englishes, language teaching, and discourse analysis. (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com)
Variation in syntactic complexity: Contrastive analysis of academic papers across proficiency levels and L1 backgrounds
Maria Isabel Vergel earned her Master of Arts degree in English Language Education at De La Salle University, where she was awarded the recognition “Outstanding Thesis” for her graduate research. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Secondary Education major in English with the honor of finishing as cum laude at the Philippine Normal University. Moreover, she has presented her works both in local and international conferences. She has also published an article on a SCOPUS-indexed journal. Her recent article publications are focused on computer mediated communication and language needs analysis. Her research interests include studies in corpus linguistics, internet talk, and world Englishes. (firstname.lastname@example.org)