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Negotiating language: Postcolonialism and nationalism in Philippine literature in English

Lily Rose Tope

in Philippine English

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9789622099470
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207264 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099470.003.0014
Negotiating language: Postcolonialism and nationalism in Philippine literature in English

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This chapter examines the use of English in the production of nationalistic works in Philippine literature. It also examines the position of Filipino linguists toward the functionality of a Filipino or Philippine English as a medium of communication, and most especially, of literary expression. It shows how creative writers used English, especially the non-standard kind, in the creation of language.

Keywords: nationalistic works; Philippine literature; linguists; Philippine English; language

Chapter.  7790 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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