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Abigail B. Quimosing, Sheila Fesway-Malao

ABSTRACT

This study drawn insights from the different experts namely: Aycock, D.M., et al. (2017); Eipstein (2007);  Stempleski (2003); Writing Commons (n.d.); Moustakas (1994); Dijk (2009); Long (2000); Byram, M.,  Gribkova, B., and Starkey, H. (2002); Jernigan (2006); Brown and Levinson (1978); Yule(2010); and Emoto,  M. (1999).

Out from the insights are outputs to the problems of the study: 1) What are the themes on the lived experiences of the respondents; and 2) What is the essense of meaning of the lived experiences of respondents as to language sensitivity.

It was revealed that there are positive and negative themes on the lived experiences of the respondents. For the positive theme, it is Politeness. While for the negative themes, these are: Bullying, Sexism, Profanity, Culture-biased language.

It was further revealed that the essence of meaning of the lived experiences of the respondents is that to be language sensitive is to lessen, if not to avoid, bullying, sexism, profane language, and culture-biased language.

 Keywords: language sensitivity, politeness, bullying, sexism, profane language, culture-biased language

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