by ARTHUR N. APOSTOL
RESEARCH ON understudied languages, such as Filipino, could help broaden and deepen the understanding of language acquisition and processing in the field of psycholinguistics, an expert said.
“Typically, these understudied languages are those spoken in developing countries like ours [the Philippines], and it makes research on understudied languages a priority,” Rowena Garcia, a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, said in a webinar organized by the UST English Language Studies Society last Oct. 30.
She added that most knowledge on language acquisition is conducted in English and other Indo-European languages, so she focused her research on Tagalog.
“This bias means that these languages are taken as the prototype for...
by ARTHUR N. APOSTOL
THE UST English Language Studies Society (ELSSOC) will conduct a psycholinguistics webinar on Saturday, exploring the relationship between language and the human mind.
The forum titled “Tell Me More: A Webinar on Psycholinguistics” aims to hone the participants’ understanding of the discipline concerned with the psychology of language, ELSSOC said.
“The proposed academic webinar will be discussing the field of psycholinguistics and aims for BA English Language Studies students and other interested participants from other universities to understand another branch of linguistics that is essential in honing their knowledge of the connection between the language we speak and our human brain,” the organization said.
In the event, Patricia Amillos, a doctoral...
by MARIE CLAIRE "BLANCHE" S. LAGRISOLA and ARTHUR N. APOSTOL
Most educators do not fully understand the essence of Mother Tongue Based-Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) as most schools prioritize learning the English language, often neglecting the mother tongue, a Filipino linguist said Wednesday in a webinar.
“[K]ahit [ang] mga taga-DepEd (Department of Education) hindi na-ge-gets ito. 'Yong importansya, na kailangan manatili 'yong L1 (first language) as primary MOI (Medium of Instruction) throughout the elementary cycle, tapos kailangan sanayin natin ‘yong mga bata sa L2 (second language),” MTB-MLE expert Ricardo Ma. Duran Nolasco said.
The MTB-MLE policy aims to teach in the first language or mother tongue of the students while slowly transitioning into other languages.
By: ARTHUR APOSTOL and JENNA PANDANAN
ENGLISH LANGUAGE Studies Society (ELSSOC) revisited the importance and essence of stylistics in literature through their recent event titled “STYLE LANG!: A webinar on Stylistics” on Wednesday.
The event highlighted three experts from different universities in Metro Manila who shared their own interpretations and ideas on Stylistics in different areas.
Lalaine Yanilla-Aquino, a professor from the University of the Philippines College of Arts and Letters, discussed the basics of Stylistics and how it is applied in literature.
Aquino explained how Stylistics can be used for identifying the authors of the piece and finding different meanings in a literary piece.
“Some theories claim that meaning is inherent in the text, but some theorie...