The Philippines' continuing celebration of the "International Year of Languages" will again be heightened, this time with the "1st Philippine Linguistic Institute" (PLI) to be held at the University of the Philippines (Diliman) from 31 March to 12 April 2008.
Among the courses to be taught by distinguished linguists and educators are as follows:
♦ Philippine Morphosyntax
♦ Historical Comparative Linguistics
♦ Phonetics, Phonology & Orthography
♦ Semantics & Lexicography for Philippine Languages
♦ Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
♦ Language Development & Multilingual Education
In a letter to UP Baguio Chancellor Priscilla Supnet-Macansantos, Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino Chairman* Ricardo Ma. Duran Nolasco noted that the PLI aims to provide teachers, researchers, students and other participants up-to-the-minute discussions on the burgeoning field of linguistics.
The program is sponsored by the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino in coordination with the Linguistic Society of the Philippines, Summer Institute of Linguistics-Philippines, Philippine Normal University and, of course, UP.
Registration fee per course: P2,000.00 (exclusive of food and accommodations). Interested? Visit the PLI site for more details.
* Not "President" as previously written. Many thanks to Prof. Mark Felix Albert D. Santiago of UP Diliman for the correction!