Available Online: 14 March 2022
Azarias, Ranec A.
Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cervantes, Ilocos Sur, Philippines is a place mainly inhabited by Kankanaey and Ilokano speaking communities. Eight (8) of the 13 barangays of Cervantes speak Kankanaey while the remaining five (5) speak Ilokano. The Kankanaey speaking communities trace their ancestors from Mountain Province and some part of Benguet. The Ilokano speaking communities trace their ancestors from the lowland municipalities of Ilocos Sur, the early Chinese in the Philippines, and the Spaniards. The Ilokano and Kankanaey languages are also being used in five major areas: education, media and entertainment, socio-cultural activities, health and survival, and government. Hence, these two languages have sustained its vitality status in various areas amidst the passing of time.
Keywords: bilingualism, Ilocos Sur, Ilokano, Kankanaey, language mapping
Cite this article:
Azarias, R. A. (2022). Mapping the unmappable: Lewis and Simons’ EGIDS and SUM in language diaspora of Cervantes, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 11(6), 37-47. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2022.176