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Books: Socioling, Filipino English/Taglish: Thompson

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  1. paul, Filipino English and Taglish: Thompson

Message 1: Filipino English and Taglish: Thompson

Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 09:59:12 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Filipino English and Taglish: Thompson

Title: Filipino English and Taglish
Subtitle: Language switching from multiple perspectives
Series Title: Varieties of English Around the World G31
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
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Author: Roger M. Thompson, University of Florida 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588114074, Pages: xiv, 288 pp., Price: USD 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027248915, Pages: xiv, 288 pp., Price: EUR 99.00

English competes with Tagalog and Taglish, a mixture of English and
Tagalog, for the affections of Filipinos. To understand the competing
ideologies that underlie this switching between languages, this book
looks at the language situation from multiple perspectives. Part A
reviews the social and political forces that have propelled English
through its life cycle in the Philippines from the 1898 arrival of
Admiral Dewey to the 1998 election of Joseph Estrada. Part B looks at
the social support for English in Metro Manila and the provinces with
a focus on English teachers and their personal and public use of
English. Part C examines the language of television sport broadcasts,
commercials, interviews, sitcoms, and movies, and the language of
newspapers from various linguistic, sociolinguistic, and sociocultural
perspectives. The results put into perspective the short-lived
language revolution that took place at the turn of the twenty-first

Table of contents

Acknowledgments xi 
Map 1. The Philippines xiii 
1. Introduction: Language switching from multiple perspectives 1-7 

Part A. Taglish in the life cycle of English in the Philippines 9-11 
2. English comes to the Philippines, 1898-1935 13-26 
3. Nationalism and the rise of Tagalog, 1936-1973 27-36 
4. Bilingual education and the rise of Taglish, 1974-1998 37-58 
5. The Spanish overlay 59-66 
Map 2. The regions, 1990 67 

Part B. Social support for English after 100 years: Comparing usage in
 Metro Manila and the provinces 69-76
6. English teachers and the media in Metro Manila and the Visayas
7. English teachers and interpersonal relations in Metro Manila and
 the Visayas 95-105
8. English in northern Luzon and Mindanao 107-121 

Part C. Modeling English to the masses: A look at the media 123-125 
9. The linguistics of language switching in basketball commentary
10. Commercials as language teachers 155-176 
11. Marketing messages through language switching in television
 commercials 177-190
12. Putting on a public face in TV interviews 191-209 
13. The language of social resistance in movies and sitcoms 211-230 
14. The language face off in the newspapers 231-255 
15. Afterword: The future of English 257-265 
References 267-277 
Index 279-283 
Index of commercials 285-286

Lingfield(s): Dialectology (Sociolinguistics)
Subject Language(s): English (Language code: ENG)
Areal Regions: Phillipines

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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