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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhilippine English
Subtitle of host publicationdevelopment, structure, and sociology of English in the Philippines
EditorsAriane Macalinga Borlongan
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780429427824
ISBN (Print)9781138370760, 9781032221724
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in World Englishes


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