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Shirley N. Dita
De La Salle University
Convenor, 16-ICAL



Aldrin P. Lee
University of the Philippines Diliman
Co-Convenor, 16-ICAL
President, Linguistic Society of the Philippines

Maria Kristina S. Gallego
University of the Philippines Diliman
Co-Convenor, 16-ICAL


  • Aireen Arnuco (DEAL, De La Salle University)

  • Robin de los Reyes (Linguistic Society of the Philippines)

  • Honeylet Dumoran (Linguistic Society of the Philippines)

  • Divine Angeli Endriga (Department of Linguistics, UP Diliman)

  • Rynj Gonzales (Linguistic Society of the Philippines)

  • Rodney Jubilado (Linguistic Society of the Philippines)

  • Rochelle Irene Lucas (DEAL, De La Salle University, Philippines)

  • Naonori Nagaya (University of Tokyo, Japan)

  • Philip Rentillo (DEAL, De La Salle University)

  • Francisco Rosario, Jr. (Department of Linguistics, UP Diliman)

  • Vincent Christopher Santiago (Department of Linguistics, UP Diliman)

  • Michael Tanangkingising (National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan)

  • Louward Zubiri (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa)


The Department of English and Applied Linguistics (DEAL) under the Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education (BAGCED) primarily houses the English and applied linguistics programs and research pursuits of De La Salle University. DEAL leads in providing outstanding language education, research and support programs in the country and will emerge as a model of academic achievement, research excellence and genuine social commitment in the Asia-Pacific region by utilizing the best teaching practices and the latest thrusts and trends in language education.

Through a dynamic teaching and learning environment, the Department fosters the holistic development of both teachers and learners by engaging them in socially-oriented activities such as community exposure and outreach programs in private and public institutions as well as establishing linkages and partnerships with government, educational, and other sectors of society that create opportunities for scholarly, relevant, and meaningful sharing and application of knowledge and skills.

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The UP Department of Linguistics (UP Lingg), established on 28 August 1922, is the premier academic institution that specializes in Philippine Linguistics. The Department is distinctly focused on the scientific study, preservation, and promotion of Philippine languages and dialects through teaching, archiving, research, and publication. It is also mandated to use its research expertise to address language issues in the country.
Home to the oldest linguistics program in the Philippines, it is the only department in the country that houses degree programs at the BA, MA, and PhD levels.
The Department conducts research and provides instruction on a wide range of theoretical, data-driven, and interdisciplinary research. The descriptive and comparative studies conducted by the Department on various Philippine languages and dialects aim to assess the status of these languages and trace their history and development. The research outputs of its faculty, researchers, and students are disseminated through various platforms, including The Archive journal and the occasional Philippine Linguistics Congress.

Aside from Philippine Linguistics, the Department is also recognized as an expert in the teaching of the national languages of Asia. It is designated as a Center of Excellence in Foreign Languages by the country’s Commission on Higher Education. It currently offers a roster of courses in Asian languages, such as Bahasa Indonesia/Malaysia, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, and Thai.

The Department also has a University-instituted extension program that offers various public services for Filipinos interested in learning more about Philippine linguistics (through the Summer Seminars in Linguistics) and Asian languages (through the Asian Language Extramural Classes). It also provides consultative services to the academe, the government, and the industry.

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