Ph.D. in ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

2nd Semester SY 2018-2019

 
 
ELL 302: RESEARCH IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 2: INTERDISCIPLINARY CONCEPTS AND PROCEDURES
Dr. Maria Luz Elena N. Canilao & Dr. Ma. Isabel P. Martin
MON/WED, 5:30-8:30pm
A course on knowledge production, research/scholarship, and criticism in language and literature study and conjunctions and divergences between two aspects of the discipline; exemplary quandaries and directions of transdisciplinary research within the Philippine/Asian and global contexts; and criticism.
 
ELL 303: DESCRIPTION(S) OF ENGLISH
Dr. Priscilla Angela Cruz
SAT, 8:00-11:00am
A discussion of the ‘linguistics’ of English, the ‘history’ of and the issues related to the ‘making’ (i.e. development) of the English language – how it has created realities in multilingual environments as well as how multilingual realities have created the English that exists in such environments. These topics are addressed from a critical perspective that assumes language to be a social practice, shaped by broader social and political structures while also being subject to individual users’ agency and creativity.
 
ELL 328: LANGUAGE IN THE LEGAL DOMAIN
Dr. Ma. Isabel Martin
SAT, 12:00-3:00pm
This course introduces forensic linguistics, the systematic study of language use in the legal domain. Drawing from linguistic knowledge, methodologies, and insights, the course tackles topics where language and law interface, including the language of legal documents; language in the legal process; language as evidence; linguistic rights and disadvantage before the law; and, multilingualism in legal contexts. Through an analysis of written and oral texts from the legal domain, and a critical understanding of the contexts of use of these texts, students of this course will learn how to engage with legal issues from the perspective of linguistics.