LINGUIST List 7.516

Mon Apr 8 1996

Qs: Filipino, Tongan language situation, Linguistic change

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  1. MARIA LAVINA, Calling all Filipino linguists or anyone who can help
  2. William Eggington, Question: Tongan language situation
  3. "GREIL TANJA", Linguistic change due to anti-discrimination policies

Message 1: Calling all Filipino linguists or anyone who can help

Date: Wed, 03 Apr 1996 09:06:15 -1000
From: MARIA LAVINA <lavina-mariaBYUH.EDU>
Subject: Calling all Filipino linguists or anyone who can help

I am doing a Language Planning paper for Dr. William Eggington's class
on th diglossic situation in the Philippines involving English and
Tagalog. I just need to know the current issues surrounding this
diglossia. More specifically I want to know the status of Taglish in
our country and possibly how it affects the aforesaid situation.
Talking to Dr. Michael Foreman of the University of Hawaii he
mentioned that some Filipino scholars do not even recognize the
existence of Taglish. I want to know why. Please help me in doing
this paper. Our deadlines are coming up soon and I need immediate
feedback from any of you. Doing research is something new for me --
that's why I am asking you pro's out there. Thankyou very much or as
they say here in Hawaii--Mahalo nui loa.

Aloha,
Nina Lavi?a
BYUH Box 1021
Laie, Hawaii 96762
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Message 2: Question: Tongan language situation

Date: Wed, 03 Apr 1996 17:48:44 -1000
From: William Eggington <EGGINGTWBYUH.EDU>
Subject: Question: Tongan language situation
We are working on some research that is exploring the relationship
between the Tongan language and the English language in the South
Pacific island of Tonga. What effects is the English language having
on the indigenous culture and language especially over the past 50
years? Also what is currently happening and what may happen in the
future?

In addition, we are looking for information concerning language
policies in education, government, media, and unofficial language
behaviors/policies of home and community.

There may be parallel patterns in Samoa, Kiribati and Cook Islands so
any related info would also be appreciated. Should I get any
feedback, I will post a summary to the list.

Thank you,

Bill Eggington, Andria Pulu
Languages, Literature and Communications Division
Brigham Young University-Hawaii
Laie, Hawaii 96762

Ph (808) 293-3624
Fax (808) 293-3662
e-mail: eggingtwbyuh.edu
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Message 3: Linguistic change due to anti-discrimination policies

Date: Thu, 04 Apr 1996 08:36:02 EST
From: "GREIL TANJA" <GREIL01fsuni.rz.uni-passau.de>
Subject: Linguistic change due to anti-discrimination policies

I am planning to do some research (for my doctor's thesis) on the
relationship between linguistic, mostly lexical changes in English (in
particular American English) and cultural/social changes in the
USA. Up to now I have been 'collecting' 'Guidelines for non-
discriminatory/bias-free usage' from publishing companies, churches.
Do you know if there are such guidelines at universities as well (I
mean explicit ones, not anti-discrimination policies in general)?
Have you got any other idea of resources to be analyzed in order to
state lexical changes? [The kind of changes I mean are e.g. AVOID
Indian, USE Native American etc.] I am interested in any
bibliographical information you can provide as well as in general
information concerning this subject. Thanks. Tanja Greil
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