Another Look Into Philippine English: Towards Usersâ€™ Awareness And Celebration
Volume 2 - Issue 8, August 2018 Edition
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Nimfa G. Dimaculangan
World Englishes, Philippine English, ESL/EFL teaching, language attitude
This paper is a review of literature and studies on Philippine English (henceforth PhilE) which have been conducted in almost two decades. I argue that a big number of Filipino speakers of English, particularly the ESL/EFL teachers in the provinces are either incognizant or still unopen to the thought of celebrating Philippine English; hence, I present briefly the concept of World Englishes (WE), review the existence of PhilE, and briefly describe its lexicon and grammar, as well as teachersâ€™ attitude towards the language which has become one among more than a hundred Philippine languages. I advance its implication to ESL/EFL teaching while encouraging readers, especially my fellow speakers of PhilE to respect World Englishes paradigm and to celebrate PhilE.
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