Gay language: Impact on colloquial communication in Barangay Sto.Tomas, City of Binanm Laguna
Keywords:Gay Language, Impact, Colloquial Communication, Understanding, Acceptability, Usage
Many communication disputes and misunderstandings came from not being able to understand a culture that is different than the one that people are comfortable. When a person is trying to learn about another sub culture that is different from their own understanding the speech style is important in order to learn about the other rules and norms within the group. It has been found out that homosexuals have vocabulary of their own popularly known as “Gay Language” that sets them apart from the mainstream heterosexual. In the Philippines, sexual orientation has become a moral, political and social issue of acceptability. This study determined the impact of gay language on colloquial communication in terms of understanding acceptability and usage in Barangay Sto. Tomas, City of Binan, Laguna. The study used the descriptive method of research since it can describe the situation objectively. The results revealed that there is no significant difference in the impact of gay language on colloquial communication when grouped according to age and gender.
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