A Survey on Language Use, Attitudes, and Identity in Relation to Philippine English among Young Generation Filipinos: An Initial Sample from a Private University

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Title

. A Survey on Language Use, Attitudes, and Identity in Relation to Philippine English among Young Generation Filipinos: An Initial Sample from a Private University

 Author

Ariane Macalinga Borlongan

De La Salle University

Manila

Bio

Ariane Macalinga Borlongan is a doctoral candidate at the

Department of English and Applied Linguistics of De La Salle

University, Manila, the Philippines. His interests are on Philippine English and world Englishes, English grammar, sociolinguistics, educational leadership and management, and language teaching and learning.

Abstract

This study looks at the language use, attitudes, and identity in

relation to Philippine English among young generation Filipinos

through a questionnaire survey of a selected group of students from a Philippine private university. The survey findings would reveal that most domains of use and verbal activities are dominated by English as the language of current usage, and even more domains and activities are dominated by English as the language of preferred usage. It is safe to say that English indeed continues to penetrate the Filipino society, as evidence by the dominance of its use in various domains and activities and even more intimate contexts such as the home, prayers, and expressions of intimate emotionsAnd though the respondents of this survey still prefer Tagalog/Filipino to be the national language of the Philippines, they nonetheless have signified that (Philippine) English could be a symbol of their being a Filipino.

Category: 2009