PRESENTATIONS

Aside from publications, Shirley Dita has also provided presentations and talks in various conferences in the Philippines and abroad. Among the works she has shared with people in the field are largely focused on syntax and grammar of both English and several Philippine languages. She has also presented her ideas on the use of technology in linguistic research and language education.

Plenary/keynote lectures

Teaching Speech Communication in light of World Englishes: How important, how relevant.

Plenary Lecture, 31st Speech Communication Organization of the Philippines (SCOP) National Convention and 2019 Research Conference,University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna, 30 May to 1 June 2019.

The grammar of multi-word verbs in Asian Englishes.

Invited Paper, 2019 Joint Conference of the Linguistic Societies of Korea and the Korean Association of Corpus Linguistics (KACL), Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea, 10-11 March 2019

Using corpus in linguistics and language research.

Plenary lecture. 2ndInternational and 4thNational Conference of the Language, Kultura, & Integration of Technology (LangKIT2019). University of Mindanao, Marawi City, 28-29 February 2016

Using corpus in basic research.

Plenary Lecture, 2ndResearch Congress, Xavier School, 15 Feb 2019

The pronominal system of Philippine languages: Grammatical features and emerging patterns. 

Featured Lecture, University of Hawaii at Hilo 2ndInternational Conference on Multidisciplinary Filipino Studies (ICMFS2018)

De La Salle University – Dasmariñas, Cavite, Philippines, 16-18 November 2018

Intelligibility and comprehensibility of Englishes: Issues, challenges, and prospects.

Keynote Lecture, 1st International Conference on English Studies (ICES2018)

Krabi, Thailand, 28-29 June 2018.

Intelligibility of Englishes: What does it have to do with ASEAN integration.

Keynote Lecture, World Englishes Forum, 28thSoutheast Asian Linguisitic Society (SEALS28)Annual Meeting

Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 17-19 May 2018

Identity and Cultural Diversity through Language: A look at the Philippine Context

Plenary Lecture, 3rdInternational Conference of the Linguistic Association of Pakistan (ICLAP2017)

Karachi, Pakistan, 12-14 October 2017

World Englishes & Corpus Linguistics: An overview

Plenary Lecture, Lyceum of Northwestern University Graduate School Conference

LNU, Dagupan City, 17-19 March 2017

The grammar of disjuncts in Asian Englishes

Invited Paper, 30thPacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC30)

Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea,  28-30 October, 2016

The metalinguistic awareness of the Filipino bilingual children.

Keynote lecture, 3rd International Conference on Language and Literacy Education in Multilingual Contexts, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 12-14 August 2016.

Communicating Identities and Celebrating Cultural Diversity in the Asia Pacific Contexts: Linguistic Perspectives. Plenary lecture,  29th Annual National Convention and 4th International Conference of Speech Communication Organization of the Philippines, Inc. (SCŌP), Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, the Philippines, 13-14 May, 2016.

The grammatical features of Philippine English: A corpus-based analysis. 

Plenary Lecture,  2016 Language, Kultura, & Integration of Technology (LangKIT2016), University of Mindanao, Marawi City, the Philippines 28-29 February 2016.

The intelligibility of Philippine English to EFL students.

Plenary lecture, 2015 Linguistic Society of the Philippines National Conference and General Meeting, University of Asia & the Pacific, 11 April 2015.

The grammatical features of Philippine English.

Plenary presentation, 1st Philippine English Symposium, De La Salle University, 14 September 2013.

The intelligibility of Philippine English to EFL students.

Plenary Lecture, 2015 Linguistic Society of the Philippines National Conference and General Meeting, University of Asia & the Pacific, 11 April 2015.

Stance adverbs in world Englishes. 

Focus Paper, 6th Free Linguistics Conference (FLC), University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 6-7 October 2012.

A morphosyntactic analysis of the pronominal system of Philippine languages. 

Plenary paper, 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC), Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan,  4-7 November, 2010.  

Invited presentations

Documentation styles in (action) research

Featured lecture-seminar, 4thInternational Congress on Action Research, Action Learning (ARAL2019), De La Salle University, Manila, 16-18 May 2019.

The future of linguistics in the Philippines

Invited panel, ‘The Future of Applied Linguistics in ASEAN’ at the Malaysian Association of Applied Linguistics International Conference (MAALIC2018) University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3-4 December 2018

Trends in Corpus-Based Descriptive Linguistics (with Ariane M. Borlongan)

Invited Workshop, 12thAnnual International Free Linguistics Conference (FLC2018)

University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9-11 July 2018

The information structure of Ilocano.  An invited lecture-workshop at the Third International Workshop in Information Structure on Austronesian Languages, Linguistic Dynamics Science Project (LingDy), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan, 18-20 February 2016.

The pronominal system of Philippine languages. An invited lecture at the 93rd Anniversary of the Department of Linguistics, University of Philippines – Diliman, 13 August 2015.

The intelligibility of Philippine English to international students. An invited lecture at the University of Macau, SAR China, 20 November 2014.

Disjuncts in Philippine English. An invited lecture PNU English Fortnight with theme ‘Creating an identity in Asian Englishes’. Philippine Normal University, 13 November 2013.

English, Englishes, Englishing. An invited lecture at the English Week Celebration, Lyceum University of the Philippines, 12 September 2013.

A brief overview of the morphosyntax of Philippine languages.  An invited lecture at Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 12 October 2012.

Interrogatives as stance markers in Tagalog and Ilocano. Paper presented at the Invited Workshop on “Stance Phenomena in Asian Languages: Typological, Diachronic, & Discourse Perspective, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, SAR China, 7-9 May 2012.

Discourse particles as stance markers in Philippine languages.  Paper presented at the Invited Workshop on “Stance Phenomena in Asian Languages:  Typological, Diachronic, & Discourse Perspective, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, SAR China, 18-20 July 2011.

Using corpus in linguistic analysis. An invited lecture presented at the Graduate School of World Englishes, Chukyo University, Nagoya, Japan, 10 November 2010.

The morphosyntax of Cebuano.  An invited lecture presented at the University of San Carlos Graduate Colloquium, Cebu City, Philippines, 25 September 2010.

The morphosyntax of Philippine languages:  An Overview.  A focus paper presented at the Mother-Based Multi-Lingual Education for Teacher Education Institutions, Philippine Normal University, Manila, Philippines, 17-27 May, 2010.

Workshops/seminars conducted

Seminar-Workshop on Philippine English & Corpus Linguistics

Bataan Peninsula State University, Abucay, Bataan, the Philippines

9-11 June 2016

Applying Corpus Linguistics in the learning and teaching of Languages

(A Seminar-Workshop)

Bukidnon State University, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, the Philippines

April 25-29, 2016

Using Corpora in Language Research (with Wilkinson Daniel W. Gonzales)

Workshop at the 2016 Linguistic Society of the Philippines – National Conference & General Meeting (2016 LSP-NCGM)

Siliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, the Philippines

7-9 April, 2016

Innovations in the teaching of English grammar

A workshop at the 10th International Congress on English Grammar (ICEG)

De La Salle University & Century Park Hotel, Manila, the Philippines

17-19 January 2013

Using corpora in language teaching.

Workshop at the 5th Globalization and Localization in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (GLoCALL 2011)

Century Park Hotel, Manila, the Philippines

27-29 October 2011

Using Corpora in Language Research

Workshop with graduate students

Philippine Normal University, Manila, the Philippines

February 21, 2015

World Englishes & Corpus Linguistics: An Overview

Lecture-workshop with faculty

St. Paul University, Quezon City, the Philippines

23 June 2015

Developing 21st Century Skills and Competencies in Language, Literature and Communication Pedagogy

Workshop with faculty

Cebu Normal University, Naga City, Cebu, the Philippines

17-19 November 2014

The Contemporary Grammar of English

2nd Philippine Linguistics Institute

Hosted by: Linguistic Society of the Philippines

University of Santo Tomas, Manila, the Philippines

March 31 – April 12, 2014

Conference presentations

Dita, S. N. (2016). Overview of the morphosyntnax of Philippine languages. Thematic panel on 'Languages and Policies in the Philippines: Issues and Insights towards Sustainable Futures', 8th National Social Science Congres, Lyceum of the Philippines University - Batangas 15-17 June, 2016.

Gonzales, W. D. W. & Dita, S.N. (2016). On split infinitives in world Englishes. Paper presented at the 10th international conference of the Asian Association for Lexicography (AsiaLex2016), Century Park Hotel, Manila, 1-3 June, 2016.

Dita, S. N. (2015). The intelligibility and comprehensibility of Philippine English to EFL learners. Thematic Panel on the ‘Current Research in Philippine English’, 21st Conference of the International Association for World Englishes, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 8-10 October.

Dita, S. N., & Rellorosa, F. (2015). The emerging pattern of lexical formation in SNS. A featured paper at the 2nd Philippine English Symposium, 9th Annual International Free Linguistics Conference (FLC2015), De La Salle University, Manila, 24-26 September.

Dita, S. N.  (2015).  Form and function of Ilocano particles. Panel paper on “Modality, Evidentiality, and Mirativity in Austronesian Languages” presented at the 13th International Conference of Austronesian Linguistics (13ICAL), Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, 18-23 July.

Dita, S. N. (2015). The pragmatics of Ibanag discourse particles. Paper presented at the 25th SouthEast Asian Linguistic Society (SEALS 25) Conference, Payap University, Chiang-Mai, Thailand. 27-29 May.

Dita, S. N. (2013). The intelligibility of Philippine English to international students.  Paper presented at 18th International Association for World Englishes (IAWE) Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA, 18-20 November 2013.

Dita, S. N. (2012).  How disjuncts function in Philippine English.  In S. N. Dita (convenor), Symposium on the features of Philippine English. 10th International Congress on English Grammar (ICEG), De La Salle University & Century Park Hotel,  17-19 January 2013.

Dita, S. N.  (2012). Downtoners in Asian Englishes:  A corpus-based analysis.  Paper presented at 18th International Association for World Englishes (IAWE) Conference, City University of Hong Kong and Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, 6-9 December 2012.

Dita, S. N. (2012).  Interrogativity in Philippine languages.  Paper presented at the 12th International Conference of Austronesian Linguistics (12ICAL), Bali, Indonesia, 2-6 July 2012.

Dita, S. N. (2011). Stance adverbs in Asian Englishes. Paper presented at the 17th International Association for World Englishes (IAWE) Conference, Monash University Caulfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 23-25 November 2011.

Dita, S. N. (2011). Philippine Languages Online Corpora: Status, issues, and prospects. Paper presented at The 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP), Chiang Mai, Thailand, 8-13 November 2011. 

Dita, S. N. (2011). EFL learners in ESL environment: Who benefits who. Paper presented at 16th AILA World Congress, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China, 23-29 August 2011.

Dita, S. N. (2010). The grammar of disjuncts in Philippine English. Paper presented at the 15th English in the South-East Asia International Conference (ESEA), University of Macau, Macau, SAR China, 9-11 December 2010.

Dita, S. N. (2010). Intensifiers in Philippine English: A corpus-based analysis. Paper presented at 16th International Association for World Englishes (IAWE) Conference, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada,  25-27 July 2010.

Dita, S. N.  (2010).  Introducing e-Portfolios in the developing world:  Some challenges and perspectives.  Paper presented at the 6th CamTESOL Conference, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 27-28 February 2010.

Pease, A., Borra, A., Roxas, R.E.O., & Dita, S.N. (2010). Introducing Filipino Wordnet. Paper presented at 5th Global Wordnet Conference 2010, Mumbai, India, 31 January - 4 February 2010.

Dita, S. N., Roxas, R.E.O. & Inventado, P. (2009). Building online corpora of Philippine languages.  Paper presented at the 23rd Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC), City University of Hong Kong, SAR China, 3-5 December 2009.

Dita, S. N. (2009). Cleft and Pseudo-cleft Constructions in Philippine English. Paper presented at 15th International Association for World Englishes (IAWE), Parklane Cebu Hotel, Cebu City, Philippines, 22-24 October 2009.

Roxas, R. E. O., Asenjo, G., Corpuz, M., Dita, S. N., Inventado, P., Sison-Buban, R., & Taylan, D. (2009). Online Corpora of Philippine Languages. Paper presented at 2009 Arts Congress, February 11, 2009, De La Salle University-Manila.

Dita, S. N. (2009). EFL learners in ESL environment: The case of Korean English majors at De La Salle University-Manila. Paper presented at ACCESS: The 1st Philippine International English Language Conference and the 11th UK Education Fair, January 31 - February 1, 2009, SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

Dita, S. N. (2008). Ibanag Nominal marking system. Paper presented at 10th Philippine Linguistics Congress, December 10-12, 2008, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

Dita, S. N. (2008). “Frankly, how do we use disjuncts?” A corpus-based study of adverbial disjuncts in Philippine English.  Paper presented at The 14th Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE), December 1-5, 2008, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.

Dita, S. N. (2008). Ibanag basic clauses. Paper presented at 2008 Arts Congress, February 28-29, 2008, De La Salle University-Manila.

Dita, S. N. (2008). A syntactic and lexical analysis of Ophelia Alcantara-Dimalanta's Montage. Paper presented at Inter/sections: Crossroads and Crosscurrents in Literature and Cultures, January 29-31, 2008, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines.

Dita, S. N. (2007). Slow down, women at work: An analysis of marital conversations. Paper presented at 12th English in the South-East Asia: Trends and Directions, December 12-14, 2007, King Mongkutt's University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand.

Dita, S. N.  (2007). Topical structure analysis of letters to the editor in Inner, Outer, and Expanding Circles of English.  Paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Language Education and 47th National Convention (Philippine Association of Language Teachers), December 4-6, 2007, Manila Hotel, Philippines.

Dita, S. N. (2007). Slow down, women at work: An analysis of marital conversations. Paper presented at Meeting of the Minds: The 1st National Conference on English and Applied Linguistics, May 4, 2007, Br. Andrew Auditorium, DLSU-Manila.

Dita, S. N. (2006). A grammatical sketch of Ilocano. Paper presented at Metro Manila Linguistics Circle. De La Salle University-Manila, November 25, 2006.

© 2016 by Shirley Dita.

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