Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 6(6), pp. 312 - 316
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2018.060607
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Variations in the Lexicon of the Three Generations of Inabaknon Speakers

Rogelio A. Banagbanag *
College of Arts and Communication, University of Eastern Philippines, Philippines


This study investigated the lexical variations in Inabaknon as used by three generations of speakers, the old, middle-aged and young. The ethnolinguistic type of investigation was employed using Speech Elicitation Guide and a Word Checklist to collect the language data needed in the study. The most number of words collected were common to all the three generations of informants. The old generation had more unique words or words that they alone used than the other two generations. Some of the words were of Spanish and Samarnon origin and Catholicism had a great influence on the language. The middle generation shared most of their vocabularies with the old and the young generations. The language of the young generation is influenced by their exposure to the different technological media. They had also the most number of absent Inabaknon lexicon. Some of these are words they can understand but are no longer active in their vocabulary. Some words are already unintelligible to the youth.

Lexical Variations, Lexical Change, Inabakon, Generations, Ethnolinguistic

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[1] Rogelio A. Banagbanag , "Variations in the Lexicon of the Three Generations of Inabaknon Speakers," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 6, No. 6, pp. 312 - 316, 2018. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2018.060607.

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Rogelio A. Banagbanag (2018). Variations in the Lexicon of the Three Generations of Inabaknon Speakers. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 6(6), 312 - 316. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2018.060607.