publication . Article . 2012

Philippine linguistic policy in the global context

Donoso, Isaac;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Philippine Normal University
  • Country: Spain
The Philippines suffers an enduring linguistic problem that is not identified as such. Through the 20th century the goal has been to study a foreign language hoping for economical competitiveness in an Asian context. At present, this very context has revealed the fallacy of abandoning the education of the citizens in its own setting, if not pointed out the problem—Diglossia. By using an alien means of communication in the schools, the whole education has been alienated, and the result is a society that does not know their history (in Spanish), much less have a future other than to be manpower in a capitalist market (in English). Highlighting the experience of th...
free text keywords: Linguistic policy, Diglossia, Linguistic intellectualization, Estudios Árabes e Islámicos
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