Registration now open for Second Philippine Linguistic Institute

As Filipino language professionals, researchers, and teachers continue to be faced with the challenging demands of education in a multilingual society, we need to upgrade our expertise in linguistics and applied linguistics. The 2nd Philippine Linguistic Institute is an opportunity to do just that—to provide students of Philippine languages and linguistics with current state-of-the-art coverage on selected topics by leading researchers in the field.

-Dr. Isabel Pefianco Martin

(January 2014) “Language and the Developing World” will be the theme for the 2nd Philippine Linguistic Institute (PLI 2). This ten-day intensive training program aims to bridge gaps between theory and practice and to provide up-to-date coverage of selected topics by leading researchers. Courses are scheduled for 31 March-11 April at the UST Thomas Aquinas Research Centre in Manila. A discount is available for those who register before 1 March.

Organized by the Linguistic Society of the Philippines and SIL Philippines in cooperation with the University of Santo Tomas, the program places particular emphasis on Philippine languages and language research in the Philippine setting. Courses include:

  • Phonetics, Phonology & Orthography of Philippine Languages
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Principles of Translation
  • Language Documentation
  • Contemporary Grammar of English
  • Morphosyntax of Philippine Languages
  • Multilingual Education & Language Development
  • Historical Linguistics


As registration is limited to twenty students per course, interested professionals and students should act quickly to reserve a place in the institute.

With more than 180 living languages, the Philippines is a nation of rich linguistic diversity. SIL has partnered with language communities, government and educational institutions in the Philippines for more than sixty years.

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