The United States of America

English According to the 2008 American Community Survey, 74.6% of Hawaii's residents over the age of five speak only English ... After English, other popular languages are Tagalog (most are bilingual in Filipino), Japanese, and Ilokano.


Publisher: PediaPress




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Pineapple Town

Most foreign - born Filipinos speak two Philippine dialects , Ilocano and Tagalog , and some know additional ... It is difficult to estimate the knowledge of English possessed by older Filipinos and the few old Japanese who claim no ...

Author: Edward Norbeck

Publisher: Univ of California Press



Page: 174

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Exploring Multilingual Hawai i

The data report of 2011 notes that 24.8 of households in Hawaiʻi speak a language other than English at home (data report 2011). Tagalog, Japanese, Ilocano, and Chinese are listed as the four most common household languages other ...

Author: Scott Saft

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498561195

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Through an approach informed by language ecology and linguistic ethnography, this book examines Hawaiʻi as a complex multilingual society. Focusing on situated language usage as well as underlying ideological beliefs, the book offers analyses of Hawaiian, Pidgin, Japanese, the languages of Micronesia, and the phenomenon of language mixing.

Modern Philippines

Ilocano Abaga Agaw Ama Anay Babai Bawang Bagang Pili Tambak Tiyan Sulat Walo paso Visayan Abaga Agaw Ama Anay Babai ... mother tongue words and phrases with those from Filipino and English, with some adding a sprinkling of Japanese, ...

Author: Patricio N. Abinales

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 144086005X

Category: History

Page: 401

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Ideal for high school and undergraduate students, this comprehensive thematic encyclopedia focuses on the Philippines, an important archipelago nation in Southeast Asia.

Bastard Tongues

Because Japanese is a language of prestige, even second- and third-generation children of immigrants often speak it. Because Filipino languages—Ilocano, Tagalog, and the like—are not languages of prestige, no locally born persons of ...

Author: Derek Bickerton

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 1429930306

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Why Do Isolated Creole Languages Tend to Have Similar Grammatical Structures? Bastard Tongues is an exciting, firsthand story of scientific discovery in an area of research close to the heart of what it means to be human—what language is, how it works, and how it passes from generation to generation, even where historical accidents have made normal transmission almost impossible. The story focuses on languages so low in the pecking order that many people don't regard them as languages at all—Creole languages spoken by descendants of slaves and indentured laborers in plantation colonies all over the world. The story is told by Derek Bickerton, who has spent more than thirty years researching these languages on four continents and developing a controversial theory that explains why they are so similar to one another. A published novelist, Bickerton (once described as "part scholar, part swashbuckling man of action") does not present his findings in the usual dry academic manner. Instead, you become a companion on his journey of discovery. You learn things as he learned them, share his disappointments and triumphs, explore the exotic locales where he worked, and meet the colorful characters he encountered along the way. The result is a unique blend of memoir, travelogue, history, and linguistics primer, appealing to anyone who has ever wondered how languages grow or what it's like to search the world for new knowledge.

Belonging in Translation

The PNB consists of Filipinos who speak English, Tagalog, and other dialects of the Philippines. ... language' since it has 'native speakers of Japanese, English, Tagalog, French, Urdu, Cebuano [a dialect in the Philippines], Ilokano [a ...

Author: Shindo, Reiko

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1529201896

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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This is the first book to investigate how migrants and migrant rights activists work together to generate new forms of citizenship identities through the use of language. Shindo's book is an original take on citizenship and community from the perspective of translation, and an alluring amalgamation of theory and detailed empirical analysis based on ethnographic case studies of Japan.

Let s Speak Ilokano

A. Nationalities Amerikáno / a American Hawayáno / a Hawaiian Italiáno / a Italian Meksikáno / a Mexican Aleman German Bietnamis Vietnamese Hapon Japanese Indian Indian Indonisian Indonesian Inggles English Insik Chinese Kastila Spanish ...

Author: Precy Espiritu

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824808228

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

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Let's Speak Ilokano takes a new and lively approach to language learning. Lessons are learned in the context of simulated real-world experiences that are acted out in the classroom. Of related interest: Ilocano Dictionary and Grammar, by Carl Rubino