By Divine Angeli P. Endriga
University of Asia and the Pacific
University of the Philippines-Diliman
Paper presented at the
1st Philippine Conference Workshop
on MotherTongue-Based Multilingual Education
held February 18-20, 2010
at Cagayan de Oro City.
ABSTRACT: This paper is a description of the dialectology of Cebuano spoken in the provinces of Bohol, Cebu and Davao. It notes the similarities and differences between the dialects with regards to phonology (only consonants and vowels are included) and other constructions relevant to the study. Most of the data were gathered from Cebuano speakers from the respective provinces.
The author hopes that this study will be helpful in writing materials, to decide on a standard orthography etc. It will also help in understanding the nuances of Cebuano, so it can be taught easily and facilitate easier shift from the mother tongue into Filipino and English when students reach the stage of learning them.