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ELECTIVE 1 (Language and Culture)


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Elective 1 - Language and Culture
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ELECTIVE 1 (Language and Culture)

  1. 1. Language and culture cannot be separated. Language is vital to understanding our unique cultural perspectives. Language is a tool that is used to explore and experience our cultures and the perspectives that are embedded in our cultures. - Buffy Sainte-marie
  2. 2. As cultures come up with new ideas, they develop language components to express those ideas. The reverse is also true, the limits of a language can define what is expressible in a culture (that is , the limits of a language can prevent certain concepts from being part of a culture).
  3. 3. As a means of communicating values, beliefs and customs, it has an important social function and fosters feelings of group identity and solidarity. It is the means by which culture and its traditions and shared values may be conveyed and preserved.
  4. 4. Philippine is compose of more then 100 ethnic groups and tribes. Although the various people groups that live in the Philippines have similar cultures, there are many small language groups Like most tribal groups, language is the chief distinguishing feature within their culture. Although many of the groups speak a language from the same family, their particular dialects may not be understood by neighboring tribes. Majority Catholic Tribal groups living in the Philippines are farmers. The principal crops are wet rice and maize; while vegetables, tobacco, and coffee are grown as secondary crops. Domestic animals such as dogs, goats, and chickens are also raised on the farms.
  5. 5.  Ilocano  Pangasinan  Hilgaynon  Tagalog  Bisaya  Kapampangga  Maranao  Bikol  Maguindanao  Waray  Kamayo  Cuyunon  Tausug
  6. 6.  Bicolano  Ilocano  Waray  Cuyunon  Bisaya
  7. 7. Bicolanos are people who live in the southeastern peninsula of Luzon, now containing the provinces of Camarines, Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, and Catandunes. Their language is referred to as Bikol or Bicolano. The Bicolano language is very fragmented, and its dialects are mutually incomprehensible to speakers of other Bicolano dialects. The Bicolano culture is primarily noted for the prominent use of Chili peepers and coconut milk in its food
  8. 8. Ilocano people refers to the dominant ethnic group from the northern part of the Philippines and is considered the third largest Filipino ethno linguistic group. The term “Ilocano” was derived from the words “I” (from) and “Iooc” (bay), which when combined means “People of the bay. Ilocanos are known for being hardworking, appreciative, simple and determined. However, they are also known as stingy or “kuripot”
  9. 9. Five former Philippines Presidents were Ilocanos. Ferdinand Marcos Elpidio Quirino Ramon Magsaysay Carlo Garcia Fidel Ramos
  10. 10. The Warays are descendants of the Austronesian-speaking immigrants who came to the Philippines during the Iron Age. The Warays are an ethno linguistic group of people geographically inhabiting in the islands of Samar, Leyte and Biliran - referred to as the Eastern Visayas In 1521, the Warays were the first Filipinos to be sighted by Europeans under the leadership of Ferdinand Magellan. The Waray language belongs to the Visayan language family and is related to Cebuano, Hiligaynon, and Masbateño. Product finest native Philippine wines, called Pangasi and Tuba
  11. 11. Cuyunon refers to an ethnic group populating Cuyo, northern and central Palawan. The Cuyunons are originally from Cuyo, and the surrounding Cuyo Islands, a group of islands and islets in Sulu Sea, to the north eastern of Palawan. They are considered an elite class among the hierarchy of native Palaweños. The first Miss Philippines and first Ambassador to Vietnam is Miss Trinidad Rodriguez Fernandez, a Cuyunon.
  12. 12. They primarily live in the Visayas and north Eastern Mindanao. Several linguistic groups in the Philippines are primarily of Bisaya descent. More than 40% of Filipinos have Visayan ancestry Blessed Pedro Calungsod was martyred The three former Philippine Presidents are Bisaya Sergio Osmeña Manuel Roxas Carlos Garcia
  13. 13.  Ability to speak two languages  It may be acquired early by children in regions where most adults speak two languages.
  14. 14. CULTURAL ADVANTAGES 1. opportunity to experience two cultures 2. greater tolerance and less racism 3. greater access to different culture 4. more opportunities to work 5. understanding of your native language
  15. 15. COMMUNICATION ADVANTAGES 1.Parent-child relationship closer and enables parents to pass on part of their own heritage to their child. 2.Bridge builders between different language communities. 3.Bi-literacy
  16. 16. CHARACTER ADVANTAGES Raised self esteem Security in identity
  17. 17.  Language confusion
  18. 18.  the concept of knowing more than one languages.  Multilingual education is mostly practiced in two ways: 1. simultaneous 2. successive
  19. 19. • access to multiple languages and cultures • if you learn languages at an early age, you  learn them easier • larger language sensitivity • you learn easier in general • polyglots function better
  20. 20. • if the parents does not speak a language fluently, the child will copy the mistakes • • the language offered is not always rich and varied enough children with a language disorder may have extra trouble learning more than one language
  21. 21. THANK YOU PO ! 
  22. 22.  Ampongol, Divine  Adatan, Queenstar  Bughao, Sarah Mae  Mensis, Alenjun  Ramirez, Regina Danielle  Garces, Novelynne  Sombilon, Valerie  Luyong, Jonavi  Ybañez, Shiela