Shirley Dita has been actively engaged in various academic endeavors in English language education, linguistics and multilingualism. Within English research, she has presented and published several papers mainly in second language acquisition, corpus linguistics, Philippine Englishes and other world Englishes. She has also contributed works in Philippine languages particularly Ibanag and several major Central Philippine languages.


Dita, S. N. & Gonzales, W. D. (Eds.) (2016). Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Asian Association for Lexicography (AsiaLex2016). Manila: C&E Publishing. 

Dita, S. N. (Ed.) (2011). Issues and trends in applied linguistics in the Philippines: A decade in retrospect. De La Salle University Centennial Publication. Manila: Vibal Publishing. ISBN: 978-971-27-2593-7.

Dita, S. N. (2010). A Reference Grammar of Ibanag. Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN-10: 3843353514; ISBN-13: 978-3843353519.


Borlongan, A. M. & Dita, S. N. (2015). Taking a look at expanded predicates in Philippine English across time. Asian Englishes, 17(3), 240-247. DOI: 10.1080/13488678.2015.1069965.

Dita, S. N. (2011). The structure of Ibanag nominals. Philippine Journal of Linguistics, 42, 40-56.

Dita, S. N. (2011). Using corpora in language teaching and linguistic analysis. Journal of the College of World Englishes, 14, 19-26.

Dita, S. N. (2010). A stylistic analysis of Montage. 3L The Southeast Asian Studies of  English Language, 16(2), 169-191.

Dita, S. N. (2009). Conference Review: ACCESS: The 1st Philippine International English Language Conference and the 11th UK Education Fair. Asian Englishes 12(1), 140-143. 

Dita, S. N. (2009). The metalinguistic awareness of Filipino bilingual children. Philippine ESL Journal 3, 1-37.

Dita, S. N. (2007). Book review: Leonard Newell's Romblomanon dictionary. Philippine Journal of Linguistics, 38(1&2), 202-104.

Chapter in an edited book

Hernandez, F., Dita, S. N., & Tanangkingsing, M. (in press). The lexicography of regional languages in the Philippines. In P. Hanks & G. M. de Schryver (Eds.), International Handbook of Modern Lexis and lexicography. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.

Dayag, D. T. & Dita, S. N. (2012). Linguistic research in the Philippines: Trends, prospects, & challenges. In V. A. Miralao & J. B. Agbisit (Eds.), Philippine Social Sciences: Capacities, Directions, and Challenges (pp. 110-126). Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Social Science Council.

Dita, S. N. (2011d). The semantics and grammar of disjuncts in Philippine English. In M. L. S. Bautista (Ed.), Studies in Philippine English: Exploring the ICE-Philippines (pp. 33-50). Manila: Vibal Publishing. ISBN: 978-971-27-2596-8.

Dita, S. N. (2011c). Slow down, women at work: An analysis of marital conversation. In S. N. Dita (Ed.), Issues and Trends in Applied Linguistics in the Philippines: A Decade in Retrospect (pp. 223-239). Manila: Vibal Publishing.

Dita, S. N. (2011b). Ibanag nominal marking system. In S. N. Dita (Ed.), Issues and Trends in Applied Linguistics in the Philippines: A Decade in Retrospect (pp. 152-165). Manila: Vibal Publishing.

Dita, S. N. (2011a). Introduction. In S. N. Dita (Ed.), Issues and Trends in Applied Linguistics in the Philippines: A Decade in Retrospect (pp. 1-7). Manila: Vibal Publishing.

Dita, S. N. (2007). A syntactic and lexical analysis of Ophelia Alcantara-Dimalanta's Montage. In C. Mann (Ed.), Current Research on English and Applied Linguistics (pp.51-67). Manila: Trailblazer.

Conference proceedings

Dita, S. N., & Roxas, R. E. O. (2011). Philippine languages online corpora: Status, issues, and prospects.  Proceedings of the 9th Workshop on Asian Language Resources collocated with IJCNLP 2011, pp. 59-62.

Dita, S. N. (2010). A morphosyntactic analysis of the pronominal system of Philippine languages. In R. Otoguro, K. Ishikawa, H. Umemoto, K. Yoshimoto. & Y. Harada (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24th Pacific Asia Conference in Language, Information & Computation (pp. 45-59). Tokyo: Waseda University Press.

Pease, A., Borra, A., Roxas, R. E. O., & Dita, S. N. (2010). Introducing Filipino Wordnet. Proceedings of the 5th Global Wordnet Conference 2010, pp. 56-61.

Dita, S. N., Roxas, R. E. O. & Inventado, P. (2009). Building online corpora of Philippine languages.  Proceedings of the 23rd Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation (pp. 646-653). Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong.

Roxas, R. E. O., Asenjo, G., Corpuz, M., Dita, S. N., Inventado, P., Sison-Buban, R., & Taylan, D. (2009). Online corpora of Philippine languages. Proceedings of the 2009 Arts Congress (ISSN 2012-0311). Manila: De La Salle University Press.

Dita, S. N.  (2008).  Ibanag basic clauses. Proceedings of the 2008 DLSU Arts Congress (ISSN 2012-0311). Manila: De La Salle University Press.

Others and external projects

Feature story: Koc, A. (2014, March). Itawit dictionary: How do you rescue an endangered language? In Questions (pp. 52-56). Manila: De La Salle University.

Dita, S. N. (2013). The Orthography of Ibanag. Manila: Ibanag Heritage Foundation, Inc.

Dita, S. N. (2010). Itawit – Filipino Dictionary. Manila: National Commission of Culture and the Arts.

© 2016 by Shirley Dita.

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