Madrunio, Marilu

Rank: Professorial Lecturer 4

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Research Areas: Philippine English, World Englishes, Forensic Linguistics, Contrastive Rhetoric, Sociolinguistics



  • Ph.D. Applied Linguistics (2003) – De La Salle University
  • M.A. English (1997) – University of Santo Tomas
  • A.B. English (1982) – College of the Holy Spirit



 INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS (Journal Articles/Book Chapter/Book Review)
English Language Instruction in the Philippines: Methods and Practices, English for
            ASEAN Integration: Policies and Practices in the Region, 2015. Universiti Brunei
Learner Autonomy: English Language Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices in a Tertiary
            Institution in Manila, Philippines, 2015. (in press).
English Language Education in the Philippines: Policies, Problems and Prospects, ENGLISH
            EDUCATION POLICY IN ASIA, 2015.Springer Publishing (in press).
Using a Holistic and User-Centered Design in Simplifying a Philippine Consumer Contract
(co-authored by Rachelle Ballesteros-Lintao), CLARITY JOURNAL, No. 72, May
Status: It’s complicated? Analyzing the comprehensibility of a Philippine consumer-finance  
contract. (co-authored by Rachelle Ballesteros-Lintao) INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF
            LEGAL ENGLISH, 3(1), 2015.
Analyzing the Lexical Structures of a Philippine Consumer-Finance Contract (co-authored by
            ACADEMIC PURPOSES, Vol. 2, No 3, Special Issue (2014).
Power and Control in Philippine Courtroom Discourse, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LEGAL
            ENGLISH, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2014, Academic Scholars Publishing House, Australia.
Move Sequences in Graduate Research Paper Introductions and Conclusions, i-MANAGER’S
The Linguistic Features of Complaint Letters to Editors in Philippine English and Singapore
             English, ASIAN ENGLISHES, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Winter 2004), ALCPress, Inc., Tokyo, Japan.
College Students’ Perceptions of Collaborative Writing and the Development of Their Writing
             Skills, THE ASIA-PACIFIC EDUCATION RESEARCHER, Vol. 10, No.2, (December 2001),
De La Salle University Press.
 PHILIPPINE PUBLICATIONS (Journal Articles, Textbooks, Newspaper Articles/Essays)
Scaling the complexity of a Philippine consumer-finance contract through reader-based and
            text-based measures. (co-authored by Rachelle Ballesteros-Lintao), PHILIPPINE
            JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS, 2015.
The Interrogator and the Interrogated: The Questioning Process in Philippine Courtroom
                       Discourse, PHILIPPINE JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS, Vol. 43, (December 2013), De La Salle
Forensic Linguistics. Educators Speak Column. Manila Bulletin. 4 November 2012.
Contextualizing Oral Communication. 2011. UST Publishing House.
Philippine English in the Classroom.  In Starting Where the Children Are:  A Collection of Essays
on Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education and Language Issues in the Philippines.
A Publication of 170+ Talaytayan MLE, Inc., Faculty Center,University of the Philippines.
Quest UbD HS English Series:  Adventures in Philippine Literature and Communication and
                       Personal Leadership. 2010.  Trailblazer Publications.
First Language. Educators’ Speak Column. Manila Bulletin.  15 August 2010.
Five Minds for the Future. Educators’ Speak Column.  Manila Bulletin.   6 June 2010.
Promoting World Englishes. Educators’ Speak Column. Manila Bulletin.  29 November 2009.
Philippine English in the Classroom. Educators’ Speak Column. Manila Bulletin. 18 October 2009.
Managing College Freshman Language Skills.  2009. UST Publishing House.
Learners’ Intercultural Competence. Educators’ Speak Column, Manila Bulletin. 19 April 2009
and26 April 2009.
Content Lexical Ties in Graduate Students’ Academic Papers, UNITAS, Vol. 81, No. 2, (December
2008), UST Publishing House.
New Perspectives on English Instruction.  Educators’ Speak Column, Manila Bulletin. 17 August
Keys to Success in Academic Writing. 2007. Trailblazer Publications.
Catching Up with English (Module for Exit Program in English), 2007, Council of Department
Chairpersons for English (CDCE) Publication.
Research Process and Product Workbook.  2006. Trailblazer Publications.
Critical Thinking through Reading and Writing. 2006.  Manila: De La Salle University Press.
Keys to Making a Difference: A Workshop in Public Speaking, Critical Listening and Leadership
                       forChange. 2006. Trailblazer Publications.
Some Linguistic Features of Lankan English, UNITAS, Vol. 78, No.4 (December 2005), UST
Publishing House.
Keys to Critical Reading and Writing 1: English Proficiency and Personal Leadership Workbook
                       forCollege Success. 2005. Trailblazer Publications.
The Discourse Organization of Letters of Complaint to Editors in Philippine English and
                       SingaporeEnglish, PHILIPPINE JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS, Vol. 35,No. 2, (December
2004), DLSU:   Linguistic Society of the Philippines.
Comparing Letters of Complaint in Philippine English and Singaporean English: Reactions Using
                       a Semantic Differential Scale (co-authored by Dr. Ma. Lourdes S. Bautista), TANGLAW,
Vol. 10, No. 1, (January 2004), DLSU Press.
Electronic Module for 1st year High School Students, 2004, Diwa Scholastic Press, Inc., Makati
Structure of Telephone Conversations in Philippine Radio Broadcasts, UNITAS, Vol. 75, No. 2
(June 2002), UST Publishing House.
Process Approach to Expository Writing, 1999, UST Publishing House.
A Stylistic Analysis of Selected Short Stories of Francisco Arcellana, UNITAS, Vol. 71, No. 4,
(December 1998), UST Publishing House.
College Freshman English Book 1 (Rev. Ed. 1997), UST Publishing House.