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Surviving Language Urbanization In Surigao Del Sur, Philippines: Preservation Of Kamayo Language Through Multilingualism

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Jerrymie Mila, Jemeah Ann Mariscal, Karl Ferdie Mae Lofranco, Filyn Grace Macanim



Kamayo language, language preservation, MTB-MLE, multilingualism, Philippines



Multilingualism poses several issues around the world, and language preservation is a helpful tool to preserve endangered languages. This study aims at analyzing how multilingualism helps in the preservation of the Kamayo language in Surigao del Sur, Philippines despite language urbanization. The data were gathered generally through reviewing available literature and studies related to the study. The study finds out that multilingualism and language preservation interrelates as multilingualism plays a role in language preservation but with limitation as existing languages such as the Kamayo language, are still not prioritize to be used as the medium in the institutions in the community. The existence of multilingualism and its practices such as MTB-MLE in the educational setting helps provide opportunities for languages to be used, but a need for policy revision to give every language its rights to be used and enriched by its speakers for language development for the future generations.



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