Spanish influence on Philippine languages (Conclusion (Purpose, General…
Spanish influence on Philippine languages
Life before Spanish Colonization
What was life before the Spanish colonization like? Society? Language? Culture? or was there no significant change after colonization.
Spanish Colonization - 1565
Intent of colonization was for trade.
People involved -- Mexican merchants, Catholic priests.
Geographical significance of Philippines -- linked Spain to western and eastern parts of the world. Location was crucial.
Statement of the problem: Because of the need for Spain to develop a new trading post, the Philippine lifestyle was altered, especially the language.
Thesis Statement: The Spanish colonization of the Philippines had a major impact on the nation’s languages that helped develop the dialects into what is spoken today.
Supporting Detail Paragraphs
Topic 1: Spanish colonization
Bjork (1998) -- The intent of Spanish colonization was for trading purposes.
Location: It was crucial for New Spain to choose a location for their main trading post. The Philippines seemed the most ideal.
Reason: To connect to eastern and western parts of the world (China, Americas).
Helped Mexican merchants gain monopoly of trade in this particular area.
Topic 2: Effects on the language
Lipski 2012 -- Introduction of the idea that although Spanish is a main influencer, other languages are intertwined into Filipino languages (e.g. Japanese). These other languages help to make the Philippine languages survive over time and vice versa.
Albala (2003) -- The presence of Spanish in Philippine languages, although with slight variations in spelling and/or pronunciation, suggests that there was a strong relationship between the two counties.
Mar-Marlinero (2004) -- Within the Spanish language, many words have been found to have origins from other parts of the world. This effect has helped the language to become "universally known" and has a certain dominance over other languages.
Lipski (2001) -- The Chabacano language has stood the test of time and is the product of a rich cross-fertilization that came from great linguistic diversity.