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Deadline of abstracts

May 31, 2015

Deadline of registration

July 1, 2015


As part of the FLC 2015, we have organized a number of workshops to expand our breadth of sharing of ideas. Attendees can sign up for up to two (2) workshops: one in the morning and one in the afternoon.




Please note that while the conference itself is free to attend and present at, the workshops attract a nominal fees:


LSP members - $10 per workshop

Non-LSP members - $15 per workshop

(1 US$ = 45 PHP)


To register for the workshops, please click here. Registration for the workshops will close once we have reached our capacity to accommodate participants.


Below are the speakers and their topics. Please click on each workshop label for a copy of the abstract.




Workshop 1

Prixie Tan-Cruz, Ateneo De Manila University

Grammar into discourse: A framework for analyzing how texts make meaning

Workshop 2

Maya Khemlani David, University of Malaya

Becoming aware of cross-cultural norms in speech acts

Workshop 3

Gail Forey, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Analysing spoken discourse: The role and value of interactional talk in service encounters

Workshop 4

Jung Ae Lee Allman, University of Texas

Linguistic analysis using AntConc

Workshop 5

Pauline Gocheco, De La Salle University

Writing an effective review of related literature


Workshop 6

Merry Ruth Gutierrez, Philippine Normal University

ESL reading instruction in the K-12 curriculum




Workshop 7

Lisa Lim Li Su, The University of Hong Kong

Advancing intelligibility and acceptability of New Englishes in the multilingual global ecologies of Asia


Workshop 8

Jane Lockwood, City University of Hong Kong

Language for specific purposes (LSP) assessment: New directions


Workshop 9

Andrew Moody, University of Macao

Using linguistic data from popular culture: A workshop on the possibilities and limitations for research

Workshop 10

Tuting Hernandez, University of the Philippines

A Pinoy Babel Story: FAQs and the linguistic identity of the speech varieties in the Philippines

Workshop 11

Marilu Ranosa Madrunio, University of Santo Tomas

Forensic linguistics: Quo vadis?


Workshop 12

Missy Maramara, Ateneo De Manila University

Performing punctuations for better communication in English