Bicol University R&D Journal

Official Refereed Journal of Bicol University

4500 Legazpi City,Philippines

Print ISSN: 0016-4139       Online ISSN: 2719-082X

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August 2023

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Community-Based Language Development of Central Bikol

Publisher: Bicol University
Abstract

This research examined the language status of Central Bikol spoken in Legazpi City and used as a language of instruction in MTB-MLE. The Functions, Acquisition, Motivation, Environment, and Differentiation (FAMED) conditions identified the common factors that determine the level of language use, while the Expanded Graded Intergenerational Disruption Scale (EGIDS) measured the level of language vitality. This study used purposive sampling in selecting 12 native speakers of the language. The methodology was based on the Sustainable Use Model (SUM) and, in particular, the conditions that provided a framework for evaluating the sustainability of Central Bikol. The researchers collected the data mainly from focus group discussions. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the participants provided additional data by answering questionnaires and phone interviews. The findings of the present study suggest that the EGIDS level for Central Bikol is 3, labeled as Wider Communication which means that the language is used in work and mass media without official status to transcend language differences across a region. Central Bikol is generally perceived as the standard language or regional lingua franca. Further, the findings revealed that the problems to be addressed are the locals’ lack of awareness of and accessibility to the written and recorded materials in Central Bikol, and the lack of support in the proliferation of literature to strengthen developing conditions.


Ryan G. Dela Torre
Aries S. Perez

Central Bikol
EGIDS
FAMED
MTB-MLE
SUM

April 23, 2024
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