Wilkinson Daniel Ong Wong GONZALES

I have always found the study of language fascinating, even as a child. My passion for linguistics sprang from my realization that contact-induced mixed varieties, salient in the Chinese Filipino community in which I grew up, are legitimate language varieties that are lacking scholarly attention. Building on my interest in studying these contact varieties, I found myself engaged with broader studies within the field of sociolinguistics. I studied English language teaching for my Bachelor’s degree, but I gradually shifted my focus to the study of language itself after becoming fascinated by the structural and sociolinguistic aspects of language. I am currently pursuing a Master’s degree in English Language and Linguistics at NUS.

   
Research interests/
primary fields
Sino-Philippine language contact and documentation; language variation and change; identity, language use, and attitudes; Philippine Chinese diaspora studies; corpus linguistics
   
Dissertation topic/ title Nominal affixation in Philippine Hybrid Hokkien: Inter-lingual grammatical compatibility and social correlations
   
Dissertation supervisor Associate Professor Mie HIRAMOTO; Dr. Leslie LEE
   
Recent presentations 'Nominal affixation in Philippine Hybrid Hokkien: Inter-lingual grammatical compatibility and social correlations.' NWAV Asia Pacific 5, Brisbane, 1-3 February 2018. [upcoming]

'Typological features of mixed languages: A case study of Philippine Hybrid Hokkien.' Methods in Dialectology XVI, Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan, August 7-11, 2017.

'Hokaglish: A post-colonial Philippine mixed language.' 2nd Conference on Documentary Linguistics – Asian Perspectives (DLAP2), The University of Hong Kong, SAR, People's Republic of China, May 25-27, 2017.

'On Hokaglish and its features.' 3rd Nanyang Graduate Student Colloquium, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, February 17, 2017.

'The language ecology of post-colonial Manila and Hokaglish.' 2016 English Language and Literature Research Day, National University of Singapore, Singapore, November 16, 2016.

'On split-infinitives in World Englishes.' 10th International Conference of the Asian Association for Lexicography Century Park Hotel, Manila, the Philippines, June 1-3, 2016. (w/ Dr. Shirley Dita)

'Exploring trilingual code-switching: The case of ‘Hokaglish’.' 26th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistic Society (SEALS) Century Park Hotel, Manila, the Philippines, May 26-28, 2016.

'Documenting variation and change in Expanding Circle Englishes: The case of East and Southeast Asia.' 37th International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME) Conference, Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China, May 25-29, 2016. (w/ Dr. Ariane Borlongan & Edward Mansarate Quinto)
   
Publications 'Language contact in the Philippines: The history and ecology from a Chinese Filipino perspective.' Language Ecology 1(2). https://www.benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/le.1.2/toc (In press)

'Openings of telephone conversations in Philippine English.' Asian Journal of English Language Studies. (In press)

'Vowel system or vowel systems? The monophthongs of Philippine Hybrid Hokkien.' Submitted to Journal of the International Phonetic Association. (Submitted, w/ Dr. Rebecca Lurie Starr)

'Chinese Filipinos tag their questions, kiam si? Some notes on tag questions in Philippine Hybrid Hokkien.' Philippine ESL Journal 19 (2017):84-99. (Special Issue: Contemporary Perspectives on Philippine English.)

Dita, Shirley, Gonzales, Wilkinson. 'Split infinitives across world Englishes: A corpus-based investigation.' Asian Englishes. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13488678.2017.1349858.

'Philippine Englishes.' Asian Englishes 19 (2017): 79-95.

'Trilingual code-switching using quantitative lenses: An exploratory study on the Philippine ‘Hokaglish’.' Philippine Journal of Linguistics 47 (2016): 106-128.

Book Review of Languages in contact, by Lisa Lim & Umberto Ansaldo. Asian Englishes 18 (2016): 173-175.

Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Asian Association for Lexicography (2016). Manila: C&E Publishing.
   
Modules taught Tutor
GES1025 Singapore Literature in English: Selected Texts
EL3211 Language in Contact
   
Other experience and information Awards
2017 Graduate Teaching Fellowship. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, August 2017 to present.

2016 Board Examination Distinction (6th place), Philippine Board Examination for Professional Teachers – Secondary Level

2016 Summa Cum Laude (Highest Distinction), De La Salle University, Manila, the Philippines

2016 Eduardo Cojuanco, Jr. Award for Teaching Innovation, De La Salle University, Manila

2016 Jose Rizal Award – Jose Rizal Honors Society Gold Medal, De La Salle University Manila, the Philippines

2016 Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis, De La Salle University, Manila, the Philippines

Research Experience

2017-to date. Project Collaborator; PI: A/P Phua Chiew Pheng (Project: A description of Philippine Mandarin [tentative title]) Department of Chinese Studies National University of Singapore

2017 Research Assistant. Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore

2017 Research Assistant (Translator and Transcriber). Asian Research Institute, National University of Singapore

Conference organization

2018 Linguistic Society of the Philippines National Conference and General Meeting Bataan Peninsula State University, City of Balanga, Bataan, the Philippines. (Aug 2017-)

Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW in Asia XI) National University of Singapore, Singapore. (Feb 2017)

2017 Linguistic Society of the Philippines National Conference and General Meeting, Far Eastern University, Manila, the Philippines (Aug 2016)

Action Research, Action Learning (ARAL) Conference, De La Salle University, Manila, the Philippines (Nov 2016)

The 10th International Conference of the Asian Association for Lexicography (ASIALEX 2016), University of the Philippines, National University, Computing Society of the Philippines (Oct 2015 – Jun 2016)

The 26th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistic Society (SEALS26). Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) International-Philippines and the University of the Philippines, Diliman (Oct 2015 – May 2016)

2016 Linguistic Society of the Philippines National Conference and General Meeting, Siliman University, Dumaguete, the Philippines (Jan 2016 – Apr 2016)

The 9th Annual International Free Linguistics Conference 2015 (FLC2015), Linguistic Society of the Philippines and FLC Group, De La Salle University, Manila, the Philippines (Sep 2015- Oct 2015)

Languages
Hokkien (Philippine Hybrid Hokkien, Philippine Hokkien); English, Tagalog, Mandarin, Hiligaynon