Title

Intrusions of Masbate lexicon in local bilingual tabloid

College

Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education

Department/Unit

Dept of English and Applied Linguistics

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source Title

PACLIC 2017 - Proceedings of the 31st Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

First Page

255

Last Page

264

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Abstract

Philippinization of English has come full circle: It has penetrated not only the center but also the periphery. This paper demonstrates a trend of nativization of English in a rural area as seen in a local daily. Thirty newspaper articles from The Stalwart Journal, a province-wide weekly circulating bilingual journal in the island province of Masbate, Bicol Region in the Philippines, were examined to identify the local lexical intrusions in the English text. The borrowing and assimilation of local lexical terms were analyzed and categorized. These lexical items were found in various categories: people, cultural events, cultural groups, public and private organizations, government programs, program units, government agencies, places, broadcast and social media, transportation, food, animals, human descriptions, public services, and other items. English nativization is shown in the borrowing and switching to local or native lexis in the news articles of the local daily. Copyright © 2017 Cecilia Genuino and Romualdo Mabuan

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Disciplines

English Language and Literature

Keywords

English language—Philippines—Masbate; Code switching (Linguistics)—Philippines—Masbate

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