The politics of ‘p’ and ‘f’: a linguistic history of nation-building in the Philippines

  title={The politics of ‘p’ and ‘f’: a linguistic history of nation-building in the Philippines},
  author={Ruanni Tupas},
  journal={Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development},
  pages={587 - 597}
  • Ruanni Tupas
  • Published 19 September 2015
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
This paper maps out the linguistic history of nation-building in the Philippines through the politics of ‘p’ and ‘f’ in the country. This politics concerns the various strategic acts of naming the national language at different periods of the country's history that have shaped its fate as the most hegemonic indigenous Philippine language. Tagalog, Pilipino and Filipino have been names given to the national language, each loaded with ideological, political and historical significance. Against… 

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