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The Filipino novel in English

Caroline S. Hau

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/9789622099470.003.0017
The Filipino novel in English

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This chapter examines the social, ideological, and linguistic contexts within which the Filipino novel in English takes shape. It first looks at the novel as a literary institution by examining the social conditions of its production, circulation, and reception. It then discusses the ideological tenets underpinning the relationship between the novel and the nation. It also addresses the question of English and its fraught position in the Philippine setting and concludes with a discussion of the potentials and limits of the novel.

Keywords: linguistic contexts; Filipino novel; literary institution; English

Chapter.  8875 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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