Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Philippine EnglishLinguistic and Literary$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

M. A. Lourdes S. Bautista and Kingsley Bolton

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099470

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099470.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM HONG KONG SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.hongkong.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Hong Kong University Press, 2022. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HKSO for personal use.date: 04 July 2022

Lexicography and the description of Philippine English vocabulary

Lexicography and the description of Philippine English vocabulary

(p.175) 9 Lexicography and the description of Philippine English vocabulary
Philippine English

Kingsley Bolton

Susan Butler

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter considers a range of issues related to the study of Philippine English vocabulary, including the importance of dictionaries in the legitimation of world Englishes, the description of lexical innovations, and the historical development and codification of the Philippine English lexicon. Philippine English has a distinctive localized vocabulary which finds expression in a range of settings, including government, education, and the media, as well as the personal domain. Recent attempts to promote dictionaries with a more authentic coverage of contemporary Philippine English vocabulary have been well-received, but have failed to gain a wide following. This chapter suggests that this failure may in part be explained by the broader history of the lexicography of Philippine languages, which dates from the sixteenth century, as well as a consideration of the sociolinguistic realities.

Keywords:   Philippine English, vocabulary, dictionaries, world Englishes, lexicon, lexicography, sociolinguistic realities

Hong Kong Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .