The Mastermind

Nicanor Legarte Guinto is Assistant Professor 1 of English, Applied Linguistics & Media Discourse, former College Research Coordinator, and former Tilamsik Journal Editor-in-Chief at Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) - Lucban Main Campus in the Philippines. 

Mr. Guinto is currently pursuing his PhD in Sociolinguistics and Discourse Analysis jointly offered by the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, and King's College London (University of London), United Kingdom, as a HKU Postgraduate Scholar and CHED Partial Foreign Studies Support Scholar. He is being supervised by Prof. Adam Jaworksi (HKU) and Prof. Ben Rampton (KCL), two of the most respected scholars in Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics, and Discourse Studies. His PhD project is concerned with the way Filipino domestic helpers in Hong Kong use sociolinguistic resources to negotiate their position across the centre-periphery spaces of transnational labour migration. He is also interested in the area of semiotic landscapes with a special focus on commodification of languages.

Nic holds a Master's degree in English Studies: Language from the University of the Philippines-Diliman and has a Bachelor's degree in Education major in English—Cum Laude from SLSU. 

He is interested in critical sociolinguistics, critical discourse studies, media discourse studies, English for Specific Purposes, rhetorics and writing, and instructional material design and development, among others. He has published research papers on these topics in peer-reviewed international and local publications and has presented papers locally and internationally.

Aside from contributing articles to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, writing (and editing) textbooks on College English and two ESP-related books at SLSU, he also served as lecturer in SLSU-Thai Nguyen University Intensive English and Teaching Methodology Program for Vietnamese teachers. Nic also served as an in-house teacher trainer in SLSU and was research adviser in its BA Communication program. While on his PhD work abroad, he is presently working on three research projects in SLSU, two of which are externally funded. 


Position and Office Address:

Assistant Professor 1 (on study leave)
English, Applied Linguistics, and Media Discourse Studies
Department of Languages, Literature and Humanities 
College of Arts and SciencesSouthern Luzon State University
Quezon Avenue, Lucban, Quezon, Philippines 4328

    Other Responsibilities:
        Editorial Consultant & Peer Reviewer, TILAMSIK: The Southern Luzon Journal of Arts and Sciences 
            (Vol. 9, Issues 1 & 2, Sept. 2016 & March 2017 Issues)
        College of Arts and Sciences Research Coordinator (August 2015 - July 2016)
        Website Administrator, SLSU CAS Official Website
        Editor-in-Chief, TILAMSIK: The Southern Luzon Journal of Arts and Sciences (Vol. 8, Issue 2, Mar. 2016)
        Issue Editor, TILAMSIK: The Southern Luzon Journal of Arts and Sciences (Vol. 8, Issue 1, July 2015)
        Writer, The Core: The Official Newsletter of the SLSU AACCUP Accreditation (2009 - present)

Contact Information:

Email: nguinto@slsu.edu.ph/ nguinto@hku.hk / nicanor.guinto@kcl.ac.uk
Academia: https://slsu.academia.edu/NicGuinto
Twitter: @nicguinto
Instagram: nicguinto
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nlguinto



Curriculum Vitae

    
Joint PhD in Sociolinguistics and Discourse Analysis (2016-2020)
The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China) [26th Best University Worldwide, QS Ranking 2017]
& King's College London (United Kingdom) [21st Best University Worldwide, QS Ranking 2016]
Scholarship Awards Received: HKU Postgraduate Scholarship; CHED K-12 Transition Partial Support for Foreign Studies
Co- and extra- curricular Responsibilities
    - Course Tutor, ENGL2141: Doing discourse analysis (HKU, Semester 1, AY 2017-2018)
    - Co-Editor of the HKU School of English Alumni Magazine (2017-2018)
    - Editor & Writer, Newsletter of the HKU Graduate House (June 2017 Issue)
    - HKU Student Representative, Talks on Postgraduate Opportunities at the University of HK in Manila
        (September 13-15, 2017)
    - Conference Organizer, HKU Postgraduate Conference in Sociolinguistics: 
        Multi-modal and Mediated Discourse analysis (Conference held on September 28-29, 2017)

Master of Arts in English Studies: Language (2015)
University of the Philippines-Diliman (CHED Center of Excellence in English)
Quezon City, Philippines
Awards Received: University Scholar (Conferred to students with 1.25 or higher GWA)

Bachelor of Secondary Education (English) - Cum Laude (2009)
Southern Luzon State University (CHED Center of Development in Teacher Education; AACCUP Level IV Accredited)
Lucban, Quezon, Philippines
Awards Received: Outstanding Pre-Service Teacher in English, Gov. Rafael P. Nantes Award of Academic Excellence

Certifications

Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Conferred by the University of Hong Kong Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)
January, 2017

Professional Teacher
Conferred by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), Philippines

IT Course Designer
Conferred by the Philippine National Computer Institute, UP Diliman
Grade: 95.09; Rank: 1

Advanced English Proficiency Trainer (Grammar and Fluency)
Conferred by the Business Process Outsourcing Association of the Philippines

Civil Service Eligible
PD (Honor Graduate)

Consultative, Extension & Volunteer Activities

        Website Administrator & Writer, Domestic Worker Empowerment Project (HK)
        Peer Reviewer, Northern Philippines Journal, Isabela State University, Isabela, Philippines
        Peer Reviewer, The Journal of Language Teaching and Learning, 
            Turkish Association of Applied Linguistics, Turkey

Awards and Recognitions

Best Research Presenter
HKU Postgraduate Conference in Sociolinguistics: Multi-modal and Mediated Discourse Analysis
The University of Hong Kong, September 28-29, 2017

Most Outstanding Faculty for 2016
Southern Luzon State University - Program on Awards and Incentives Committee
March 16, 2017

Finalist, Why Youth International Blogging Competition
Sponsored by Asian Development Bank and Plan India
Winning Blog Entry: http://therimlessspectacles.blogspot.com/2013/03/being-different.html

Exemplary Behavior Award (for Teaching Personnel)
Southern Luzon State University PRAISE Committee
March 17, 2015

Research Publications


Guinto, N. L. (in review). Students' textual negotiation of (non)academic identity in the transgressive linguistic landscape of university textbook marginalia. Linguistic Landscape (submitted). 

Guinto, N. L.. (2016). Composition Errors of Second Year Engineering Students of SLSU: Description and Pedagogical Implications. Tilamsik, 8(2). Retrieved from http://ejournals.ph/form/cite.php?id=9990

Guinto, N. L. (2015b). Approaching Cultural Differences in the Assessment of Students’ English Compositions. MINSCAT, EDS Business School and TUCST Research Journal 2(2).

Guinto, N. L. (2015a). Defying Orthodoxy: A Critique on the Distinctive Features Theory of Trubetzkoy, Jakobson and Chomsky. Tilamsik: Journal of Research of the Southern Luzon State University College of Arts and Sciences 8(1). 204-208.

Guinto, N.L. (2014b). Categorical Analysis of Post-Graduate Research on English Studies in selected Universities and Colleges in Southern Luzon (2001-2011). Siyasig Journal Special Golden Issue.

Guinto, N. L. (2014a). Segmental features of English modeled by selected professors in a state university in the Philippines: Implications in teaching English. International Journal of Research Studies in Language Learning 3(1). 67-80. DOI: 10.5861/ijrsll.2013.475

Guinto, N. L. (2013). Ideological constructions in column titles by two age groups in the Philippines: Implications in language teaching and learning. International Journal of Research Studies in Language Learning 2(5). 105-116. DOI: 10.5861/ijrsll.2013.372

Guinto, N. L. (2012b). Defying Rhetorical Orthodox: The Filipino Youth and the Structure of their Narrative Essays. Refereed Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Journalism and Mass Communications held at Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore on December 4-7, 2012. DOI: 10.5176/2301-3729_JMComm12.54

Guinto, N. (2012a). Language of Youngblood: The Discourse Practice of Young Column Writers in the Philippiness. Paper presented at the 2nd Asian Conference in Language Learning, held at Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan on April 26-28,2012.

Book & Other Publications


The Philippines I want to inherit
Young Blood Column
Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 6, 2016


Plagiarism (2015)
Youngblood 5: Best Essays published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer from 2012 to 2013
Edited by: Ruel S. De Vera, Rosario A. Garcellano, Pam Pastor, Javier Vicente D. Rufino
Published by: Inquirer Books (2015)
ISBN: 978-971-8935-25-5

Plagiarism
"Young Blood" Column: Opinion Page
Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 9, 2012


How to teach English
Inquirer Learning
Philippine Daily Inquirer, February 27, 2012

Books


Manzanilla, S.M., Dizon, J.M., & Guinto, N.L. [Eds.] (2016). Communication in the scientific and technical professions. Lucban, Philippines: SLSU Department of Languages, Literature, and Humanities. ISBN 978-621-95386-3-3

Guinto, N.L. & Villaverde, B.D. (2015). Functional English in a global society 2: Developing study and thinking skills in English. Lucban, Philippines: SLSU Department of Languages, Literature, and Humanities. ISBN 978-621-95386-4-0

Manzanilla, S.M. & Guinto, N.L. [Eds.] (2015). Writing in the professions: Technical report writing. Lucban, Philippines: SLSU Department of Languages, Literature, and Humanities. ISBN 978-621-95386-2-6

Guinto, N.L. & Villaverde, B.D. (2011) Functional English in a global society: Vocabulary building and communicative grammar. Lucban, Philippines: SLSU Department of Languages, Literature, and Humanities. ISBN 978-621-95386-1-9

Paper Presentations

Semiotic landscape in the periphery: Examining the discursive infrastructure of transnational labor migration in Hong Kong (Best Research Presenter)
HKU Postgraduate Conference in Sociolinguistics: Multi-modal and Mediated Discourse Analysis
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
September 28-29, 2017

Mobility in the Margins: Linguistic Repertoire of a Filipina Domestic Worker in Hong Kong

Global South Perspectives: An International Workshop
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
April 20, 2017

Preliminaries to the Sociolinguistics of Decentered Mobility
(with HKU Pilot Scheme for Internationalisation for RPG Grant)
Copenhagen PhD Winter School in Sociolinguistics
University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
March 13-17, 2017

Writing Assessment in the Philippines: Challenges and Implications in the ASEAN Integration
co-authored with Brian D. Villaverde (with CHED Conference Funding)
5th Centre for Language Communication International Symposium
Venue: National University of Singapore, Singapore
Date: May 25-27, 2016

Approaching Cultural Differences in the Assessment of Students’ English Compositions
2nd MINSCAT, EDS, & THU International Research Seminar & Presentations
Organized by: Mindoro State College of Agriculture & Technology, Philippines, EDS Academy, Malaysia & That Hua University, Vietnam
Venue: Tamaraw Hotel & Resort, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines
Date: October 5-6, 2015

Negotiation of (Non)Academic Identity in, and the Transgressive Linguistic Landscape of, University Library Textbook Marginalia
9th International Free Linguistics Conference
Organized by: the Linguistics Society of the Philippines
Venue: De La Salle University, Manila
Date: September 24-26, 2015

“Puta! Masyadong technical ang gago!”: Negotiation of (Non)Academic Identity in, and the Transgressive Linguistic Landscape of, University Library Textbook Marginalia
12th Philippine Linguistics Congress
Organized by the UP-Diliman Department of Linguistics
November 26-28, 2014

Categorical Analysis of Post-Graduate Research on English Studies in selected Universities and Colleges in Southern Luzon (2001-2011)
PAC@PALT Tradition and Innovation in Language Teaching
Organized by the Philippine Association for Language Teaching in cooperation with the Pan-Asian Consortium of Language Teaching Societies
December 5-7, 2013, Cebu City, Philippines

Language of Youngblood: The Discourse Practice of Young Column Contributors in the Philippines
1st CAL Graduate Studies Research Colloquium
February 23, 2012, UP Faculty Center
College of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City

Defying Rhetorical Orthodox: The Filipino Youth and the Structure of their Narrative Essays

Annual International Conference on Journalism and Mass Communications
Organized by Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF)
December 3-4, 2012, Singapore

Language of Youngblood: The Discourse Practice of Young Column Writers in the Philippines
2nd Asian Conference in Language Learning (International Academic Forum)
April 26-28, 2012, Osaka, Japan



Ongoing Projects
1. Metamorphosis: The SLSU President’s End-of-Term Report (2004-2015)
    Serves as researcher and lead writer of the report.

2. Discourse Error Analysis of Selected High School Students’ Compositions: Basis for a Textbook in Purposive Communication 
    A research funded by the Southern Luzon State University, amounting to Php 165,800 (US $3, 500). I serve as research project leader. Project Duration: June 2016-June 2018

3. Documentation of Indigenous Peoples in Region IV-A CALABARZON
    A research/ coffee table book project with funding from Senator Loren Legarda amounting to Php 2 Million (US $ 43, 000). I serve as researcher and lead writer. Project Duration: January 2016-December 2016

4. Preliminary Study on the Information Technology - Business Process Outsourcing (IT-BPM) in Region IV-A CALABARZON [COMPLETED]
    A research in collaboration with the College of Business Administration, funded by the DOST and SLSU amounting to Php 816, 400.00 (US$ 16800). I serve as lead writer. Project Duration: June 2016-December 2016

Affiliations


1. Linguistic Society of the Philippines
2. Association of Luzonwide Tertiary Press Advisers
3. Association of Language and Literature Teachers of the Philippines
4. Association of Tertiary Press Advisers of Southern Tagalog

Research Papers Advised

I have not won any major awards in research thus far, but they (my students below) are more than any personal and material rewards I have/ may still receive. They are some of the reasons why I consider my work truly rewarding. I will always be very proud of, and happy for, them for bringing honor to our dear SLSU.

2015

Terorista! Terorista?: Ideological Construction of the Moro Muslim Identity in the Online Reports on the Mamasapano Clash and Bangsamoro Basic Law by Amiel Jansen Demetrial
(BA Communication)
by Amiel Jansen Demetrial (BA Communication)
Recipient of the Chit Estella Award for Journalism Research (Champion) at the Philippine Journalism Research Conference sponsored by the UP-CMC Department of Journalism, held at the UP Diliman Cine Adarna on April 12, 2016

Commodification of Filipino Society in Award-winning Documentary Films: A Visual Discourse Analysis
by Joyce Ann Alayan (BA Communication)
Finalist at the International Communication Research Conference organized by the Department of Communication Research of the College of Mass Communication, University of the Philippines-Diliman
Held at the UP Diliman Cine Adarna on September 22-24, 2016

2014


Ginisang Baboy Sa Utak Ng Pinoy: Isang Kritikal na Pag-Aaral sa Kung Papaano Hinubog ng Online Media ang Posisyon ni Juan sa Pork Barrel Scam 2013
by Beejay A. Castillo (BA Communication)
Recipient of the Chit Estella Award for Journalism Research (Champion) at the Philippine Journalism Research Conference sponsored by the UP-CMC Department of Journalism, held at the UP Diliman Cine Adarna on March 13, 2015
http://verafiles.org/studies-on-pork-scam-human-rights-win-journ-research-awards/


Mirroring an Era: A Critical Discourse Analysis of El Filibusterismo
by Wea Pabulracon (BA Communication)

Categorical Analysis of BA Communication Research, 2006-2013
by Maria Anna Mae A. Paruan & Shyra Eliez H. Principe (BA Communication)

Content Analysis of Pahiyas Festival Photos on Google
by Kimberly Idea (BA Communication)

2013

Kartel ng mga Epal: Predictability analysis of printed election campaign materials in the 2013 municipal elections
by Almir John Bagabaldo (BA Communication)
Presented at the 9th International Conference for Language and Communication, Bangkok, Thailand, December, 2013

When White turns Black: The treatment of primetime news pograms on the Philippine conflict with Taiwan
by Nestly Ann P. Abadier (BA Communication)
Presented at the 3rd National Communication Research Conference held at UP-Diliman, February 27, 2014.

2012


"Tinatago ang Taba": Feminist multi-modal analysis of slimming advertisements in the Philippines
by Adel Mae De Luna (BA Communication)
Finalist at the National Communication Research Conference 2013, UP CMC, February 16-17, 2013

Sex for Sale: Readership Analysis of Sexually-Explicit Newspapers
by Mark Ivan Aguilar (BA Communication)
Finalist at the National Communication Research Conference 2013, UP CMC, February 16-17, 2013

Yanong Rikit, Baling Ganda: Promotional Techniques in the Celebration of Lucban Pahiyas Festival 2012
by Tristan John Francisco (BA Communication)

Evading Great Depression: A Marxist-Stylistic Analysis of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath to Present Philippine Setting
by Mary Joy Luyas (BA Communication)

Samahang Walang Katulad: A Visual Analysis of SMB TV Ads in the 80’s, 90’s and 2k’s 
by Jean Vrinette Tena (BA Communication)


2011



This page was updated on February 28, 2017.