LSP Virtual Talk Series
Amid the continuing challenges and uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Linguistic Society of the Philippines continues to strive for one of its primary goals— to advance our knowledge and deepen our understanding of linguistics and its entanglements, particularly in the context of the Philippines.
With this aim, we are proud & excited to launch three (3) new virtual talk series (VTS):
1. The LSP RIPPLE (Researches, Insights, & Perspectives on the Philippine Linguistics Enterprise) Series
- This series features current linguistic investigations on Philippine languages and dialects, including but not limited to grammatical description & analysis, diachronic studies, dialectology, & linguistic typology.
2. The LSP ViTAL (Virtual Talks on Applied Linguistics) Series
- This series highlights the significance of interdisciplinary research in dealing with language issues of the real world. It also emphasizes the importance of languages and linguistics in responding to challenges of the contemporary society.
3. The LSP TheSSO (Thesis Sharing Session Online) Series
- This series provides a venue for LSP members to share their theses’ novel findings to the public, as well as their experiences doing fieldwork/data-gathering. It is also open to ABTs/ABDs who are currently in thesis writing stage, to share their preliminary findings or thesis proposals and solicit comments and critiques that could help improve their work.
Starting this August, we will be holding these three new VTS via Zoom on a regular basis for FREE.
Yes, we heard you!!! But we’d like to hear more from you. We are currently soliciting recommendations for the next speaker(s) and topic(s) in these new and exciting virtual talk series. If you have anyone or any topic in mind, please take a minute to fill-out the following survey form:
Just like all our previous online events, participants will be given a certificate of attendance but pre-registration and/or filling-out of an evaluation form may be asked in some of the talks.
Virtual Talk Series
Living-Language-Land: Listening to Nature in Languages Not Our Own
The languages we speak shape how we understand the world around us, including our connections to land and nature. But as fast as we’re losing species from our planet, so we’re losing languages that offer different ways of seeing. What connections, ideas and wisdom are we losing as those languages are lost? What powerful strategies for sustainable living might they offer, to help look afresh at our environmental crisis? living-language-land is a journey through endangered and minority languages that reveal different ways of relating to land and nature. Through 26 words shared in the run-up to COP26 the project is giving a global audience fresh inspiration for tackling our environmental crisis. This presentation by Living-Language-Land’s creative co-producers Neville Gabie and Philippa Bayley will also feature the ff. presentations: 1. “Napuro: An Island Within An Island” —a featured contribution from the Cuyonon language by Prof. Aldrin P. Lee (Department of Linguistics, UP Diliman) a contributor to the project. 2. “Walking the Land, Remembering the Self”— a commentary by Prof. Tuting C. Hernandez (UP Department of Linguistics & the UP CSSP Folklore Studies Program) One significant goal of the talk is to explore potential ways that Living-Language-Land could engage with the ethnolinguistic diversity of the Philippines.
Subjuncts in Senior High School (SHS) Academic Writing: A corpus-based study
Variation in syntactic complexity: Contrastive analysis of academic essays across proficiency levels and L1 backgrounds
The nature of Philippine-type voice: Insights from inside and outside Austronesian
Many western Austronesian languages exhibit a type of verbal inflection known as Philippine-type voice, which,
in a descriptive sense, tracks the grammatical role of topics or relativized phrases. In this presentation I discuss (i) how new comparative evidence from Philippine and Formosan languages shed new light on the nature of this voice system, and (ii) how similar inflectional systems found in Nilotic and Caucasian inform us of an understudied typology of "Philippine-type voice" cross language families.
A corpus-based study of structures and functions of lexical bundles across Asian Englishes and English proficiency levels: Implications for academic writing instructions
"The Linguistics of Hope: Language Research and Service”: A Workshop
In this workshop, we will discuss the concepts of appliable linguistics (Halliday, 2006) and positive discourse analysis (PDA) (Martin, 2004) in order to examine ways to allow our linguistics work to help solve the problems that our communities face today. Participants to the workshop will be asked to identify problems that their communities face and brainstorm on how linguists can be called upon to intervene in those problems. Furthermore, we will discuss various linguistic approaches to problem-solving. This workshop will be of interest to those who are interested in expanding their knowledge of discourse analysis and connecting it to community work and introducing a strong service element into their research.