This chapter sets out to explore four main aspects of multilingualism in the Philippines. First, it will provide a state-of-the-art review of the phenomenon of multilingualism, paying particular attention to its variable conceptualization. Second, it will situate that phenomenon within the Philippine multilingual ecology, exploring the many facets of linguistic diversity within the country by drawing on existing studies of multilingual practices, particularly those that pay attention to the interplay between Philippine English and other local languages. Third, in light of contemporary studies on multilingualism in the Philippines, it will provide a critical discussion on how the intersection of multilingualism and Philippine English has been addressed in research. Finally, it will sketch out future research directions necessary in understanding various multilingual practices and beliefs across the archipelago.
|Title of host publication||Philippine English|
|Subtitle of host publication||development, structure, and sociology of English in the Philippines|
|Publisher||Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2020|