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Zamboanga, Spain, Iloilo holds Multilingualism Conference

by Kent Zacharee Masamayor, AdZU student correspondent

Academicians, experts, researchers, and future lawyers from Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Universidad de Malaga (UMA) in Spain, and the University of San Agustin (USA) in Iloilo City gather for a three-day virtual conference on five languages and their impact on education, science, and technology on June 23 to 25, 2021.

Entitled Languages in the Plurilingual and Pluricultural World: A Conference on the Currents and Use of Spanish, English Filipino, Chavacano, and Hiligaynon in Selected Domains,” notable researchers, speakers, and reactors in the field of literature, language, teaching, and the humanities, seek to equip educators and future lawyers with linguistic tools for teaching different languages and construction of instructional materials; as well as to discuss the connection of science, technology, and literature in contemporary society; multilingualism in the Philippines and their pedagogical and cultural implications, and the “varieties of English worldwide with the status of Philippine English in the context of Asian Englishes.” The event aligns with AdZU’s mission of addressing needs in instruction, research, and community development.

Speakers include Dr Juan Antonio Perles Rochel for the overview of Plurilingualism and Pluriculturalism; Dr Javier Calle Martin and his study on the Varieties of English Worldwide: The Status of Philippines English in the Context of Asian Englishes; Dr Sara Robles Avila on Learning Languages in the European Context; Dr Isidoro M Cruz on the Discourse of Humor in Amorita Rabuco’s English Translation of Hiligaynon Luwa; Dr Robin De Los Reyes and his study on Multilingualism in Zamboanga City: Evidence from ESL Elementary Classrooms and Linguistic Landscape; Dr Rosario Arias Doblas on Science, Technology, and Society in Contemporary Literature; Dr Francisco Pineda Castillo on Advertising: A Window to Language and Society; and Dr Claribel Concepcion and her study on the Use of Syntactic Bootstrapping and Fast Mapping Mechanisms by 4-6-Year Filipino-English and Chavacano-English-Speaking Children in the Philippines. The event is part of the Calesa Project, UMA’s initiative to the Capacity Building Higher Education Programme (CBHE) under the European Union that seeks to improve, develop, and modernize higher education systems and its partner countries. This project focuses its action in the Philippines in the area of Law. (University Communications Office)

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