Death of the First Language among Filipino-Germans in Negros Island
Dr. Sonia B. SyGaco

Nine young Filipino- Germans who spoke German as their first language migrated to the Philippines together with their aging German fathers and middle-age Filipina mothers. While staying in their new home in Negros Island, they learn English and Cebuano as they assimilate with the locals. The C-Test shows that short-term migrants still possess the proficiency of the German language as they acquire Cebuano and English while long-term migrants have attrited from their native tongue and are proficient in Cebuano and English.

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