Philippine Case Study

explanatory Essay
891 words
891 words

Manila is a multi-ethnic society, the major ethnic groups being Tagalogs, Bicolanos, Visayans, Ilocanos, Kapampangan, Pangasinan and Moro groups, as well as tribal groups like the Bajau and the Igorot. It is the capital and second-largest city of the Philippines and one of 16 cities that comprise Metro Manila. Currently it is the home of 1,652,000 people (2010) in the Philippines. It is the world's most densely populated city with 42,857 people per square kilometer, or 111,002 people per square mile. The people in Surabaya is relatively more homogenous although the people are a mix of races. It is the Indonesia’s second-largest city, and the capital of the province of East Java. At the 2010 census, the city had a population over 2,800,000 and an 'extended metropolitan area', with more …show more content…

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  • Explains manila is a multi-ethnic society with major ethnic groups including tagalogs, bicolanos, visayans, ilocano, kapampangan, pangasinan and moro groups, as well as tribal groups like the bajau and igorot.
  • Explains that the present generation of locals in manila speaks fluent filipino, the dialect of the region they live in or originated from, and the bahasa indonesia.
  • Explains that the purpose of this paper is to determine and compare the status and function of the english language in the philippines and indonesia.
  • Explains that english is important for manila and surabaya because it is a global language. kachru's model is widely accepted conceptualization of the geographic and historical spread of english.
  • Explains that the sociolinguistic view in the kachru model determines that english language standards are created and maintained by speakers of english as a native language.

However, the English as a foreign language varieties, such as English in Indonesia, are ‘performance’ varieties and have no official status and remain dependent on the standards set by native speakers from the inner circle. The Philippines, as recognized globally, is one of the largest English-speaking nation with majority of its population, having at least some, of the degree of fluency in the language. English has always been one of the national languages of the Philippines and is spoken by more than 64 million Filipinos. It is the language of business and law, as well as the primary medium of instruction in education. Surpassing the India in 2012, the proficiency in the language is also one of the Philippines' strengths that has helped drive the economy and even made the Philippines the top voice outsourcing destination in the

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