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Friday, March 20, 2009

Call for Papers: "Filipino as a Global Language"

The 2nd International Conference on Filipino as a Global Language will be held on 15-18 January 2010 in San Diego State University, CA, with the theme, "Transformation Through Empowerment in Filipino Language and Culture."

In an invitation sent out to various academic institutions in the Philippines, the organizers state the goal and aims of the confab as follows:

The goal of the conference is to provide a venue for the exchange of ideas among teachers, researchers, program
administrators, writers, and other agencies involved in the promotion and nurturing of the Filipino language and culture for the purpose of:

1. describing/sharing existing state‐of‐the‐art programs,
2. identifying program needs as well as available resources,
3. sharing ideas,
research results, resources, assessment tools, and practices on teaching,
program admin
istration, and language promotion,
4. fostering cooperation and collaboration in doing research,
5. raisin
g consciousness on the importance of the national language to minimize regionalism, and
6. advocating for t
he establishment and development of Filipino language programs globally.

Deadline of submission of proposals and abstracts on 15 June 2009. Details of the conference @


masalikot said...

sir, umoy ka man present ad sina? hehehehehe

scott saboy said...

pi-ok omya a ngem ma-id mit ngamin tigtigammok si tagalog wenno filipino :) linguistics pay mit, napiya a koma no literature ta awad nin tigammok si akit. djakayo an, padjasonyo kad hehe

Brian Barker said...

I agree about the need to promote the Filipino language.

Although there are at least 7,000 languages throughout the World, and an increasing number are endangered through the linguistic imperialism of both Mandarin Chinese and English.

The following declaration was made in favour of Esperanto, by UNESCO at its Paris HQ in December 2008.

The commitment to the campaign to save endangered languages was made, by the World Esperanto Association at the United Nations' Geneva HQ in September. or

I hope you do not mind me passing on this information.

scott saboy said...

thanks for sharing this, Brian. G'day! :)

Nicole Schauder said...

Hi! The link to the conference does not work. Kindly resend.
Salamat po!

scott saboy said...

Hi Nicole, I already notified Dr. Rosalina "Sally" V. Idos, President of the San Diego-based
Council for Teaching Filipino Language and Culture. says she already forwarded our inquiry to the site's webmaster. will keep you posted on this. thanks for visiting... :)

scott saboy said...

Nicole, upon the advice of the site's webmaster through Dr. Idos, I took out the www and it worked! kindly click on the corrected URL above. thanks