ARNUCO, AIREEN B.
Aireen Barrios-Arnuco is an associate professor in the Department of English and Applied Linguistics, De La Salle University-Manila. She obtained her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the same university in 2007. Her dissertation was awarded Outstanding Dissertation, and the study was supported by the Language Learning Dissertation Grant awarded by Language Learning based at the University of Michigan. She has taught graduate courses on second language acquisition, bilingualism, and psycholinguistics, in addition to various undergraduate courses. Her research interests include cross-linguistic influence, mother tongue-based multilingual education, and child language acquisition. In 2017, she was invited to contribute a grammaticality judgment instrument to the Instruments for Research into Second Languages (IRIS), a project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and by the British Academy and that uses the infrastructure of the University of York's Digital Library. Her interest in Chabacano (Philippine Creole Spanish) has led her to contribute to the 2014 web edition of Ethnologue by the Summer Institute of Linguistics International. She also collected spoken discourse in Chabacano and in Tagalog , as well as designed listening and reading materials and developed assessment materials for the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland and by the Comprehensive Language Center in Virginia, USA. She is a lifetime member of the Linguistic Society of the Philippines and of the International Association for World Englishes.