History of english language in the philippines. English in the Philippines by Doray Espinosa 2019-01-19

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English in the Philippines by Doray Espinosa

history of english language in the philippines

After the Spanish-American War 1898 , the United States gained control over Cuba, Guam, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico. Being all the way across the ocean and having very slow communication at the time helped them in their attempts to be slow in setting up these things. Optimism ran high among Filipino leaders, especially the nationalists, that someday English would be the common language. Twelve from Branches 6, 80 and 81, as model courts, had undergone training at Marcelo H. It has, however, made substantial gains in the population. They have the same determiners ang, ng and sa ; the same personal pronouns siya, ako, niya, kanila, etc. The people of the Philippines were not united under one government, but were under many smaller governments, and they had many different languages and many different dialects of each language.

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A Brief History of the English Language

history of english language in the philippines

Several English words have also found their way into Tagalog and other Filipino languages, and are simply conjugated and adjusted to fit the conventions of the languages into which they are adapted. Before the Spaniards came to the Philippines, the people lived in small towns called barangays. Not to mention, regular film-showing activities that exposed us not just to the proper use of the language, but also to slang, and the way native speakers speak it. With very little written, not much is known about this language for the history prior to the arrival of the Spanish during the sixteenth century. In addition to Spain, Spanish is the official language of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. They have, however, still maintained their own languages, and maintained separations from one language to another.

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Filipino language

history of english language in the philippines

Since the languages come from a common root anyway, it is often hard to distinguish which words are simply descended from the same roots and which have been borrowed later from another Filipino language. For non-native speakers, Philippine English phonological features are heavily dependent on the speaker's mother tongue, although foreign languages such as also influenced many Filipinos on the way of pronouncing English words. The Historical Development of the Philippine National Language. That is, if we stop thinking of it as a colonial instrument that broke our spirit, but as the code that helped us break through other worlds. This group of dialects forms what linguists refer to as Old English or Anglo-Saxon. Because of code-switching, it seems unlikely that a colloquial variety of English alone will develop. However, Filipinos' first languages have generally different phonological repertoires if not more simplified compared to English , and this leads to mis- or distinct pronunciations particularly among basilectal and to some extent mesolectal speakers.

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Philippine English

history of english language in the philippines

Filipinos are generally accustomed to English in fact, 96. English in the Philippines is not treated as merely a second language, but an official one. The scores were based on four test categories: Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing. The Great Vowel Shift occurred during the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries. Filipino is really just a variety of Tagalog spoken in urban Manilla, and most Filipinos speak it along with their own regional language, and frequently English as well. The Romans brought Latin to Britain, which was part of the Roman Empire for over 400 years. In addition, it was hard to conduct government in the native languages because there were so many of them, and a united language was desired.


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The History of English

history of english language in the philippines

From a situation similar to that of , where a premium is placed on learning English and using it extensively, the Philippines has now moved on to a stage at which English is used only in such domains as academic discourse and international relations. In 1987, a designated Filipino as the national language and, along with English, as an official language. English prevalence in many of the more developed administrative regions of the Philippines, especially those covering the northern island of Luzon, was even higher, rising above 70%. It was during the that most of the words from Greek and Latin entered English. Most , however, are staffed by teachers who are speakers of Philippine English and hence notable differences from the American English from which it was derived are observable.

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16 Facts On The Philippines Language And Culture

history of english language in the philippines

In the years from 2004 to 2014, the annual number of foreign tourists visiting the Philippines more than doubled from 2. It incorporates loanwords from Tagalog, Ilonggo, Bisaya and Tausug. There was no one single common language across every cultural group in the Philippine archipelago when the Spanish arrived in the 16th century. On December 30, President Quezon issued Executive Order No. A compromise was reached and the wording on the 1973 constitution made no mention of dropping the national language Pilipino or made any mention of Tagalog.

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Spanish

history of english language in the philippines

By virtue of its educational policy, the American colonial administration started using it as a medium of instruction. The Philippines has a long relationship with the English language, beginning at the turn of the 20th century with the American occupation of the country, following the Spanish-American War and the subsequent Philippine-American War. Douglas MacArthur left the Philippines to assume a higher post March 1942 , Wainwright was given command…. Before gaining independence, language policy makers had already started discussing formation of a common language for the Philippines that today is known as Filipino. The first Indonesians are thought to have come to the Philippines in groups, beginning some 5,000 to 6,000 years ago and again about 1500 B. The words peel and pill might sound the same. Why has English become so easy to learn and so easy to use in the Philippines? It was spread throughout Mindanao and also reached into Manila and Tondo before the Spaniards came to the Philippines and stopped its spread.

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English Language Proficiency in the Philippines

history of english language in the philippines

Nicole Stevens Linguistics 450 June 30, 1999 The Filipino languages have been influenced by many other language groups throughout their history, as well as being influenced by each other. For a select few, it is even a first language. By the 1990s more than 17 million people in the United States spoke Spanish as their primary language at home. Spanish Language Spanish is the native language of 332 million people in the world. In the Philippines there are some 85 mutually unintelligible though genetically related languages of the Malayo-Polynesian family, such as , Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon, Waray, and Bicol. In the same year the Moors were defeated, an important book appeared: Antonio de Nebrija's Arte de la lengua castellana The Art of the Castilian Language.

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PHILIPPINE ENGLISH

history of english language in the philippines

Mandarin and Spanish are the two most commonly spoken languages on Earth. Ito ay ang katutubong wika, pasalita at pasulat, sa Metro Manila, ang Pambansang Punong Rehiyon, at sa iba pang sentrong urban sa arkipelago, na ginagamit bilang. These changes have made the country more attractive to visitors from English-speaking countries. However, in 1898, when the Spanish gave the United States control of the nation, the English language, although initially disfavored, became widely used in a matter of years. De la Rama said it was the dream of Chief Justice to implement the program in other areas such as , , , , , , and. Because the English underclass cooked for the Norman upper class, the words for most domestic animals are English ox, cow, calf, sheep, swine, deer while the words for the meats derived from them are French beef, veal, mutton, pork, bacon, venison. The basis for the Philippine national language is , which had primarily been spoken only in Manila and the surrounding provinces when the Commonwealth constitution was drawn up in the 1930s.

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