01 July 2010

National Languages Conference - 5 to 6 August, 2010

28 June, 2010

Dear Friends,

With a view to contributing to the promotion of national (non-official) languages in Timor-Leste and to exploring their role in nation- and identity-building, the Timor Lorsa’e Nippon Culture Centre, National Institute of Linguistics, State Secretary of Culture and the UNESCO National Commission for Timor-Leste will organise a National Meeting on the Languages of Timor-Leste from 5 to 6 August in Dili.

In preparing for this meeting, we are attempting to compile a comprehensive Resource Map, consisting of all known publications (dictionaries, word lists, grammars, literacy materials, songs and chants, poems etc), researchers (international and East Timorese) and local language authorities for each of the principal linguistic groups.

We invite you to assist us in this effort by sending us details of publications (including soft copies of materials, if available), web references and the contact details of researchers and local language authorities you have knowledge of.

We thank you in advance for your interest and collaboration,

Kirsty Sword Gusmão
Chair, UNESCO National Commission for Timor-Leste
Email: kirsty@alolafoundation.org

Kirsty Sword Gusmão
Embaixadora de Boa Vontade para os
Assuntos da Educação /
Goodwill Ambassador for Education

Fundasaun Alola
Komisaun Nasional Edukasaun
Timor-Leste National Commission for UNESCO

PO Box 3

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