Nicanor L. Guinto
Assoc. Prof. Nicanor L. Guinto, PhD
Associate Professor I
Head, Deaprtment of Languages, Literature and Humanities (September 2021-present)
College Research Coordinator (August 2015-July, 2016)
Research interests: sociolinguistics and transnational labor migration, media discourse analysis, critical pedagogy
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Nicanor Guinto is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Languages, Literature, and Humanities at the College of Arts and Sciences, Southern Luzon State University. He teaches Communication, Applied Linguistics, and General Education courses on language and literature at SLSU. He holds a PhD in Sociolinguistics and Discourse Analysis/ Language, Discourse and Communication jointly offered by the University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR, China) and King's College London (London, United Kingdom). Aside from doing research in his field, he also writes for newspapers in the Philippines and lectures on research writing and scholastic journalism. His research interests include language communication in society, critical discourse analysis, and critical pedagogy.
Joint Doctor of Philosophy (Sociolinguistics and Discourse Analysis/ Language, Discourse & Communication) (2021)
The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR, China) and King's College London, University of London (London, United Kingdom)
HKU Postgraduate Scholar & CHED Partial Support for Foreign Studies Scholar
Master of Arts in English Studies: Language (2015)
University of the Philippines (Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
SLSU Faculty and Staff Development Program Scholar
Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English, Cum Laude (2009)
Southern Luzon State University (Lucban, Quezon, Philippines)
Special Awards/ Prizes
Emerging Scholar Grant, Linguistic Landscapes Workshop 10 & University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, May 2-4, 2018
Arts Faculty Grant for Joint PhD Programmes, The University of Hong Kong, December 4, 2017
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
Outstanding Faculty for 2016, Program for Awards and Service Incentives-Southern Luzon State University, March 17, 2017
Exemplary Behavior Award (for Teaching Personnel), Program for Awards and Service Incentives-Southern Luzon State University, March 17, 2015
Pilot Scheme for Internationalization of Graduate Students, The University of Hong Kong
Finalist, Why Youth Blogging Competition, Asian Development Bank & Plan India, April 9, 2013
University Scholar, University of the Philippines Diliman, February, 2013
LING507: Translation Techniques
CSH05: Principles of Teaching with Media Technology
CSH02: Language, Gender, and Media
GEC06: Purposive Communication
ENGL2141: Doing discourse analysis (as Teaching Assistant in HKU)
ENG03a: Technical Communication (for Engineering)
ENG02: Writing in the Discipline (for Nursing, Engineering, Agriculture, and Communication)
ENG01: Study and Thinking Skills in English
LIT01: Literature of the Philippines
LIT02: Literature of the World
Research and Publications
Guinto, N.L. (2019). The place/s of Tagalog in Hong Kong's Central district: Negotiating center-periphery dynamics. Linguistic Landscapes, 5(2). 160-178. DOI: 10.1075/ll.18024.gui
Guinto, N. L.. (2016). Composition Errors of Second Year Engineering Students of SLSU: Description and Pedagogical Implications. Tilamsik: The Southern Luzon Journal of Arts and Sciences, 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
Selected Research Presentations
Guinto, Nicanor L. 2021. Value(ation) of being “ma-kwento” (chatty) in English: Examining the metalinguistic narratives of a Filipina domestic worker in Hong Kong. Presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, The University of Hong kong, Hong Kong SAR. June 7-10, 2021.
Guinto, Nicanor L. 2018. Semiotic landscape in the periphery: Examining the discursive infrastructure of transnational labor migration in Hong Kong. Presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 22, University of Auckland, New Zealand. June 26-29, 2018.
Guinto, Nicanor L. 2018. Tracing mobilities in the margins: The linguistic portrait of a Filipina domestic worker in Hong Kong. Presented at the ECS Doctoral Conference 2018, King's College, University of London, United Kingdom. May 19, 2018.
Guinto, Nicanor L. 2018. Semiotic landscape in the periphery: Examining the discursive infrastructure of transnational labor migration in Hong Kong (with Emerging Scholars Grant from XSCAPES and UniBe). Presented at the XSCAPES: Linguistic Landscapes Workshop 10, University of Bern, Switzerland. May 2-4, 2018.
Guinto, Nicanor L. 2017. Semiotic landscape in the periphery: Examining the discursive infrastructure of transnational labor migration in Hong Kong (Best Research Presenter). Presented at the HKU Postgraduate Conference in Sociolinguistics: Multi-modal and Mediated Discourse Analysis, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, September 28-29, 2017.
Guinto, Nicanor L. 2017. Mobility in the Margins: Linguistic Repertoire of a Filipina Domestic Worker in Hong Kong. Presented at the Global South Perspectives: An International Workshop, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. April 20, 2017.
Guinto, Nicanor L. Preliminaries to the Sociolinguistics of Decentered Mobility (with HKU Pilot Scheme for Internationalisation for RPG Grant). Presented at the Copenhagen PhD Winter School in Sociolinguistics, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. March 13-17, 2017.
Guinto, Nicanor L. & Villaverde, Brian D. 2016. Writing Assessment in the Philippines: Challenges and Implications in the ASEAN Integration (with CHED Conference Funding). Presented at the 5th Centre for Language Communication International Symposium, National University of Singapore, Singapore. May 25-27, 2016.
Institutionally- & Externally-funded Research
Writing difficulties odf Senior High School Students: Developing a localized instructional design for Purposive Communication
Collaborators: Prof. Brian D. Villaverde, Dr. Shiela Manzanilla
Funded by: SLSU Office of Research Services
Date of Completion: March, 2021
Documenting the Indigenous Peoples in CALABARZON
Collaborators: Dr. Milo O. Placino, Dr. Mari Jane A. Lee, Prof. Brian D. Villaverde, Prof. Judeimar Ungriano, Ms. Mary Jane Camarador, Ms. Khristalyn V. Fraginal, Ms. Princess Catherine L. Pabellano
Funded by: Congressional Initiative, Office of Senator Loren Legarda
Date of Completion: ongoing
Collaborators: College of Arts and Sciences & College of Business Administration
Funded by: DOST IV-A & SLSU ORS
Date of Completion: November, 2017
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
Guinto, Nicanor L. 2016. "The Philippines I want to inherit". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved in: http://opinion.inquirer.net/98990/philippines-want-inherit
Guinto, Nicanor L. 2015. "Plagiarism". In Ruel S. De Vera, Rosario A. Garcellano, Pam Pastor, Javier Vicente D. Rufino, Youngblood 5: Best Essays published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer from 2012 to 2013. Quezon City: Inquirer Books.
Guinto, Nicanor L. 2012, October 9. "Plagiarism". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved in: http://opinion.inquirer.net/byline/nicanor-l-guinto
Guinto, Nicanor L. 2012, February 27. "How to teach English". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved in: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/152253/how-to-teach-english
Extension Services & Volunteer Work
Website Administrator & Writer, Domestic Worker Empowerment Project (HK), (2017-present)
Intenational Journal on the Sociology of Language (De Gruyter)
Plaridel: a Philippine Journal of Communication, Media, and Society (UP Diliman, College of Mass Communication)
Diliman Review (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
Philippine Humanities Review (UP-Diliman, College of Arts and Letters)
Northern Philippines Journal, Isabela State University, Isabela, Philippines
The Journal of Language Teaching and Learning, Turkish Association of Applied Linguistics, Turkey
Member, Journalism Studies Association of the Philippines
Member, Association of Tertiary Press Advisers of Southern Tagalog
Member, Linguistic Society of the Philippines
Updated: September, 2021