Volume 16 Number 2 

Globalization and Its Impact on Education, Economics
Safary Wa-Mbaleka


Globalization and Christian Spirituality:  Implications
for Adventist Higher Education Institutions

Ikechukwu Michael Oluikpe
The Impact of English as a Global Language on Filipino Language Practices
Orathai Chureson

The Financial Management Challenges on the Village Socio-economic Development
Paluku Kazimoto & Sunia Fukofuka

Reaching the Un-reached:  A Challenge for
Filipino    Educators

Helen Bihag-Boholano & Mary Grace C. Go Puco

Lived Experiences of International
Male Married Singles

Safary Wa-Mbaleka

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International Forum 
Vol. 16, No. 2
October 2013
Print ISSN : 0119-2000
Online ISSN : 2350-7497

The Impact of English as a Global Language
on Filipino Language Practices

Abstract. A country’s national language is a national treasure that
should be preserved and passed on from generation to generation. In
some multilingual contexts, as in the Philippines, the national
language is evolving, being mixed with English (Francisco, 2012)
possibly as a consequence of globalization. In an effort to create an
awareness of this trend and foster the preservation of a country’s
national language, this research explores the impact of the
emergence of English as a global language on the Filipino language.
It further examines the perceptions of Filipinos towards the language
modification as impacted by English. It operates under a qualitative
critical research paradigm that utilizes semi-structured interviews,
spot observations, and observations of Filipino media, especially
those manned by the educated populace who are proficient in both
Filipino and English. Findings indicate language modifications
resulting in Taglish, some loss of proficiency in Filipino, and a lack
of purity in the Filipino and English languages.
Keywords: Code-switching, Filipino language, Globish, multilingual setting, mutual code, Tagalog, Taglish.

 Orathai Chureson
PhD Candidate, Education
Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies
Cavite, Philippines
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