Another look at the Phonological Features of Lectal Speakers: Re-validation of the Description of the Philippine English’s Phonology

Torres, J.M., Matildo, R.M.E., Somblingo, R.A. & Alieto, E.O. (2021). Another look at the phonological features of lectal speakers: Re-validation of the description of the Philippine English’s phonology. TESOL International Journal, 16 (4.3), 103-114.

15 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2021

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Joel Mayo Torres

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

Ericson Alieto

Western Mindanao State University

Date Written: August 1, 2021

Abstract

One of the linguistic aspects making Philippine English (PE) distinct from the so-called General American English (GAE) is its phonological feature. Llamzon (1997) underscored that although PE is historically derived from GAE, Filipinos rarely conform to the norms of GAE in all things. That is, when educated Filipinos interact to their fellow Filipinos, they speak the Filipino way. To strengthen Mc Kaughan’s (1993) 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. Following Tayao’s (2004) preconceived notion on lectal grouping, the present paper aims to look at the phonological features of the acrolect, mesolect and basilect speakers from Central Luzon to validate previous findings on the features of PE phonology.

Keywords: phonology, General American English, Philippine English, lectal speakers

JEL Classification: I21

Suggested Citation

Torres, Joel Mayo and Alieto, Ericson, Another look at the Phonological Features of Lectal Speakers: Re-validation of the Description of the Philippine English’s Phonology (August 1, 2021). Torres, J.M., Matildo, R.M.E., Somblingo, R.A. & Alieto, E.O. (2021). Another look at the phonological features of lectal speakers: Re-validation of the description of the Philippine English’s phonology. TESOL International Journal, 16 (4.3), 103-114. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3897300

Joel Mayo Torres (Contact Author)

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Ericson Alieto

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