Hokkien Chinese Borrowings in Tagalog

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Gloria Chan-Yap

Canberra, Australia: Pacific Linguistics

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1980

borrowings, loanwords, language contact, Hokkien, Tagalog

Hokkien Chinese borrowings in present-day Tagalog are subsumed under the category of direct loans or loanwords. Preliminary investigation reveals that there are one hundred and sixty three Hokkien Chinese loan-words in present-day Tagalog. These loanwords constitute the data for the phonological and the semantic analyses in this study.

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