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Development and Publication of the Kinaray-a Dictionary, San Jose, Antique
January 1, 2022

Program Year: 2017

Grantee: St. Anthony’s College

Grant Amount: US$10,000

Awarding Agency: Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy in the Philippines

Project Summary: The proposal will develop and publish a Kinaray-a Dictionary, which will serve as standard reference for schools, training institutions, media organizations, development organizations, and local writers.  This is a complement of the Taramdan sa Lantipulong Kinaray-a (Kinaray-a Grammar Guide) that was recently standardized. The primary objectives are: a) to provide uniform orthographic standards for the creation of instructional materials; b) to provide uniform orthographic standards for the training of pre-service teachers who will specialize in Kinaray-a; and c) to prevent rapid erosion of Kinaray-a due to indiscriminate cross usage of standards from other languages without benefit of careful study.

Status: On-going (up to June 2018)