Tagalog Dialects: Filipino Language, Batangas Tagalog, Taglish, Englog, Bisalog

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Filipino is the national language of the Philippines and, along with English, is an official language designated in the 1987 Philippine Constitution. Filipino is an Austronesian language that is based on existing native languages in the Philippines; the most significant influence is the Tagalog language. A large number of Spanish...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Filipino is the national language of the Philippines and, along with English, is an official language designated in the 1987 Philippine Constitution. Filipino is an Austronesian language that is based on existing native languages in the Philippines; the most significant influence is the Tagalog language. A large number of Spanish and English loanwords also exist in the vocabulary. The Filipino language remains in evolution, development, and further enrichment on the basis of existing languages of the Philippines and other languages. It is the first language of Filipinos living in Metro Manila and the second language of most Filipinos. Sometimes the term "Filipino" is incorrectly used as the generic name for all the languages of the Philippines which, in turn, would be termed as dialects. Also, because of its similarity to the language on which it is based, it is still sometimes identified with Tagalog. The Commission on the Filipino Language (Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino), the regulating body of Filipino, envisions a process of popularizing regional dialect usage derived from regional languages as the basis for standardizing and intellectualizing the language, thus forming a lingua franca. On November 13, 1936, the Surian ng Wikang Pambansa (National Language Institute) selected Tagalog as the basis of Wikang Pambansâ ("National Language") based on the following factors: In 1959, the language became known as Pilipino in an effort to dissociate it from the Tagalog ethnic group. Later, the 1973 Constitution provided for a separate national language to replace Pilipino, a language which it named Filipino. The pertinent article, though, Article XV, Section 3(2), mentions neither Tagalog nor Pilipino as the basis for Filipino, instead calling on th... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=236489

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  • ISBN-13: 9781156920473
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/25/2010
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.08 (d)

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