Francisco Perlas Dumanig, Ph.D.

  Assistant Professor

  English Department

  University of Hawaii at Hilo

  Hilo, Hawaii 96720, USA


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Dr. Francisco Perlas Dumanig is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hawaii, USA. He used to be a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and in other universities in the Philippines, Malaysia, Middle East, and the USA. He has done research on Language and Identity of Economic Migrants, English Language Teaching and Learning (ENL, ESL, and EFL), Language Planning   and Language Policy, and Southeast Asian Englishes.  His current research focuses on Family Language Policy of Filipinos in Hawaii, Education and Language in the Philippines, and Caregiver’s Interaction with Elderly Patients in Adult   Residential  Care Homes. He has published some of his works in peer-reviewed journals, such as Cambridge Language Teaching Journal, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, World Englishes, Multilingua, Language Policy, and   International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.

 Areas of Expertise

  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language
  • Southeast Asian Englishes
  • Discourse Analysis (Language and Identity)
  • Language Planning and Language Policy
  • Sociolinguistics

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