Kalanguya oral narratives: Repertory of literary footmarks and their sociocultural devices

Special Luminary Issue
2023 IJRSE – Volume 12 Issue 5

Available Online:  31 May 2023


Tallungan, Jenifer Raymond R.*
Nueva Vizcaya State University, Philippines (jenz2319@gmail.com)

Salas, Girlie F.
Nueva Vizcaya State University, Philippines

Basconcillo, Eva Liza D.
Nueva Vizcaya State University, Philippines


This qualitative study aimed to disclose oral narratives in terms of riddles, mind twisters, lyric poetry, and folktales, which are still practiced or used by the Kalanguya communities of Nueva Vizcaya, particularly in the municipalities of Sta. Fe and Kayapa, to determine sociocultural devices which are attached to the practice or use of these oral narratives, and to discuss the relevance of the research findings to teacher education. This study made use of the critical theory design particularly using the critical discourse analysis (CDA) approach involving informants from the setting through informal interviews and observations. Results showed that the Kalanguya of Nueva Vizcaya in particular keep their tradition dynamic by conserving their shared oral narratives in the form of bullikay known as riddles, bunbuntiya or mind twisters, lyric poetry in the form of songs or kanhiyon and poems or dayomti, and folktales or local stories, which captured various sociocultural devices that evolved around the thematic colors of pastoral life of the Kalanguya, social ideals of unpretentiousness and love for peace, qualities of the Kalanguya lady, and veneration for death, which were derivatives of the social and cultural preferences and practices of the group. The information gathered pertinent to the oral narratives of the Kalanguya renders significance to teacher education along broadening of indigenous knowledge and tradition, more meaningful pragmatic pedagogical innovations, enhanced instructional strategies, and utilization of more relevant academic research works.

Keywords: Kalanguya, oral narratives, repertory, sociocultural devices, teacher education


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2023.2021

Cite this article:
Tallungan, J. R. R, Salas, G. F., & Basconcillo, E. L. D. (2023). Kalanguya oral narratives: Repertory of literary footmarks and their sociocultural devices. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 12(5), 79-93. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2023.2021

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