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Published: 01 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374572-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7457-2
... of translation as war by turning to the question of Tagalog slang, theorized by Nick Joaquin. What emerges in the history of Tagalog slang is a different politics of language, based on translation not as war but as play. It also entails the conversion of history into language. Language thus is less a tool...
Book Chapter

By Vicente L. Rafael
Published: 01 April 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7457-2
... American English colonial education Philippines Tagalog slang Renato Constantino Nick Joaquin ...
Published: 01 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374572-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7457-2
... on the inability of Filipinos to learn English properly, thanks largely to the insurgent recalcitrance of the vernaculars. The chapter asks if there is an alternative to this conception of translation as war by turning to the question of Tagalog slang, theorized by Nick Joaquin. What emerges in the history...