Disentangling the Rubrico and Dolalas Hypotheses on the Davao Filipino Language

  • Feorillo Petronilo III Abiera Demeterio Filipino Department, College of Liberal Arts, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines
  • Jeconiah Louis Dreisbach De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines
Keywords: Davao Filipino, Rubrico Hypothesis, Dolalas Hypothesis, Theory of Communication Accommodation, Language Contact

Abstract

There are two seemingly conflicting hypotheses on the status and impact of the Davao Filipino language. On one hand, Rubrico is optimistic that it could be a model variety of a more democratic and inclusive Filipino language that should be open to contributions and alterations from the other Philippine languages. On the other hand, Dolalas is giving a warning that the continued hegemony of the Tagalog/Filipino language on the Cebuano language will eventually destroy the latter. When conceptualized using the communication accommodation theory of Giles, the seemingly conflicting hypotheses would actually fit into a single construct that lines up the Cebuano language, the process of divergence, the Davao Filipino language, the process of convergence, and the Tagalog/Filipino language. Using the same communication accommodation theory, this paper assessed the validities of the two hypotheses, and attempted to formulate more acceptable hypotheses on the status and impact of the Davao Filipino language.

Author Biography

Feorillo Petronilo III Abiera Demeterio, Filipino Department, College of Liberal Arts, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines
Dr. Feorillo A. Demeterio III is a Full Professor of the Department of Filipino, College of Liberal Arts, and the Director of the University Research Coordination Office, De La Salle University. He is the author of the books Ang mga Ideolohiyang Politikal ng Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (2012), Ferdinand Blumentritt and the Philippines (2013), and The Socio-Political Discourses of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (in press), as well as of various essays on hermeneutics, cultural studies, Philippines studies, and Filipino philosophy that are published in a number of local and international journals. He served as a visiting research professor at the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., in 2013. In 2014, Dr. Demeterio was recognized as an outstanding alumnus in the field of philosophy by the Graduate School of the University of Santo Tomas.

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Published
2018-01-31
How to Cite
DemeterioF. P. I., & DreisbachJ. L. (2018). Disentangling the Rubrico and Dolalas Hypotheses on the Davao Filipino Language. Recoletos Multidisciplinary Research Journal, 5(2). https://doi.org/10.32871/rmrj1705.02.01
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