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Modelling World EnglishesA Joint Approach to Postcolonial and Non-Postcolonial Varieties$
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Sarah Buschfeld and Alexander Kautzsch

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474445863

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445863.001.0001

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English in the Philippines: A Case of Rootedness and Routedness

English in the Philippines: A Case of Rootedness and Routedness

(p.133) Chapter 7 English in the Philippines: A Case of Rootedness and Routedness
Modelling World Englishes

Bejay Villaflores Bolivar

Edinburgh University Press

The researcher focuses on a hybrid form of English and Cebuano-Bisaya, one of the dominant local languages in the Philippines. Drawing from the Extra and Intra-territorial Model of Buschfeld and Kautzsch, the article argues that the emergence of Bislish is propelled by extra- and intra-territorial forces: first, language policies and a regional resistance against Tagalog as the national language; second, the surge of globalization and the Cebuano speakers’ endeavor for upward and outward mobility. The researcher surmounts that the prominence of Bislish in various domains, particularly in online communities of practice, is tied to the speakers’ attitudes of rootedness and routedness. The study affirms the viability of the EIF Model in explicating cases of language hybridity in postcolonial contexts.

Keywords:   mixed forms, Postcolonial Englishes, Hybrid Englishes, English in the Philippines, Bisaya-English / Bislish, extra- and intra-territorial forces

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