Universal Journal of Educational Research

ISSN: 2960-3714 (Print) / 2960-3722 (Online)

Publisher: Saint Joseph College

Publication Format: Online

Frequency: 4 issues per year (March, June, September, December)

Language: English

Established: 2022

Assessment of Vitality of Pangasinan Language in Municipality of San Carlos City: Basis for Recovery Plan in Language Endangerment

Christine N. Ferrer

Tarlac State University, Tarlac City, Tarlac, Philippines

Melanie Q. Brangan

Bacnar National High School, San Carlos City, Pangasinan, Philippines


Globally, languages are disappearing at an unprecedented rate. To establish successful strategic options on how to protect the language's survival, members of linguistic communities must be knowledgeable of the reasons for language extinction or endangerment. This paper discusses how the number of people who speak Pangasinan, which is the eighth most common language in the Philippines, is decreasing over time and how this is affecting the language. It gives an outline of the Pangasinan language's current vitality and covers the Philippines' language policy history. It also considers a situation in which globalization may provide unexpected chances for language revitalization. This study seeks to serve as a springboard for future research and aids teachers and other relevant educational personnel in identifying, comprehending, assessing, and implementing appropriate language-endangerment remedies. The authors also provide suggestions for future research based on their findings.

KEYWORDS: Pangasinan, language endangerment, language extinction, language vitality, language policy


Ferrer, C. N., & Brangan, M. Q. (2023). Assessment of Vitality of Pangasinan Language in Municipality of San Carlos City: Basis for Recovery Plan in Language Endangerment. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2(1), 8-14. www.ujer.org/vol2no1/article122


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