Filipinas Institute of Translation National Conference

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Filipinas Institute of Translation National Conference


The Filipinas Institute of Translation, Inc., opens Thursday its National Conference on the enrichment of the Filipino language at the Rizal Hall of the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, Quezon City.

Entitled "Sawikaan 2010: Pambansang Kumperensiya sa Salita ng Taon," the two-day event is being held in cooperation with Anvil Publishing, the Department of Education, the Commission on Higher Education, the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, the UP Sentro ng Wikang Filipino, and the UP College of Arts and Literature. It will discuss the forces and fields that influence, shape, and develop modern Filipinos.

The gathering of experts specifically seeks to: Broaden the knowledge regarding some of the methods used in enriching the Filipino language, such as the creation of neologisms and borrowing from other languages; discuss the forces that shape modern Filipino such as technology, politics, medicine, law, science, gender issues, and global climate change; recommend new words that prevail in modern society to the corpus of Filipino language and/or new meanings to old words found in the dictionary through the holding of a Sawikaan competition; and include in the Filipino dictionary proposed words that further enrich the vocabulary of the Filipino language. …

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