ERIC Number: ED047315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Standard Filipino English. Language Research Series.
Llamzon, Teodoro A.
"Standard Filipino English" is defined in this monograph as "that type of English which educated Filipinos speak, and which is acceptable in educated Filipino circles." (This term should not be confused with the so-called "mix-mix" or "halo-halo" type of speech, which is fairly common in the Manila area, and which may be considered as a creolized form of English and Tagalog.) The experiments described here in some detail have shown that it is possible not only to identify some representative speakers of the language, but also to show that the speech forms of these speakers are a dialectal variety of English, like American and British English. The formal and semi-formal styles of Filipino English differ only in a few details, such as intonation, stress, and rhythm. Based on Bloomfield's definition of "native speaker," the author feels safe in saying that there is a "rather sizable number" of native speakers of English in the Philippines, especially around the Manila area. From the results of his experiments, it seems clear to the author that the speech community thinks highly of this style of speech; he advocates teaching this variety of English in the schools. (AMM)
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Dialect Studies, English, Language Planning, Language Styles, Official Languages, Phonology, Questionnaires, Standard Spoken Usage, Statistical Analysis, Surveys
Ateneo University Press, P. O. Box 154, Manila, the Philippines
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Asia Foundation, New York, NY.
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