Chapter 5. Philippine English

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Philippine English is a legitimate nativized variety of English. It is the language used by Filipinos in controlling domains such as science and technology, the judiciary, the legislature, bureaucracy, higher education, scholarly discourse, and the like. While it shares some of the linguistic properties ascribed to other varieties of English, especially those used in Asia, it has features that are unique to it. Based on findings of previous empirical studies, this chapter aims to describe the core linguistic features of Philippine English at the phonological (segmental and suprasegmental), lexical, grammatical and discourse levels. It also touches on the international intelligibility of the spoken register of this variety.


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