The Phonological Features of Acrolect, Mesolect and Basilect Speakers in Central Luzon

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Joel Mayo Torres

Department of Secondary Education, College of Education, Central Luzon State University

Date Written: February 18, 2017

Abstract

In order to strengthen Mc Kaughan’s (1993 cited in Bautista, 2000) claim that PE has emerged as an autonomous variety of English with its own self-contained system, such as in the area of phonology, there is a need to conduct more studies in order to contribute to the existing literature of the features of PE phonology. Hence, the present paper aims to look at the phonological features of the acrolect, mesolect and basilect speakers in order to validate previous findings on the features of PE phonology. Specifically, the paper aims to come up with an inventory of the segmental features of the three speakers.

Keywords: Philippine English, phonology, acrolect, mesolect, basilect

JEL Classification: Z13

Suggested Citation

Torres, Joel Mayo, The Phonological Features of Acrolect, Mesolect and Basilect Speakers in Central Luzon (February 18, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3622088 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3622088

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