* tmc * in patientia vestra habetis animam vestram * tmc *

Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

21 October 2008

[Philippine Linguistics] Publications To Download


21 Oct 2008

Summer Institute of Linguistics Philippines (SIL), Manila, Philippines.

"Founded over 70 years ago, SIL International is a faith-based organization that studies, documents, and assists in developing the world's lesser-known languages. SIL's staff shares a Christian commitment to service, academic excellence, and professional engagement through literacy, linguistics, translation, and other academic disciplines. SIL makes its services available to all without regard to religious belief, political ideology, gender, race, or ethnic background. SIL (initially known as the Summer Institute of Linguistics) has grown from a small summer linguistics training program with two students in 1934 to a staff of over 5,000 coming from over 60 countries. SIL's linguistic investigation exceeds 1,800 languages spoken by over 1.2 billion people in more than 70 countries."

Supplied note:
"The SIL Philippines web site now has almost 500 academic and vernacular items in more than 70 Filipino languages available for free download. Go to: [the URL below] The academic items include all issues of Studies in Philippine Linguistics (SIPL), selected issues of Studies in Philippine Languages & Cultures (SPLC), 10-ICAL abstracts and/or papers, some out-of-print academic publications, as well as links to papers by SIL personnel on other web sites.
The vernacular items available are languages from "A to K-Kankanaey". As the materials in languages from "K-Kankanay, Northern to Z" are scanned, they also will be added. These include literacy primers & readers, four-language phrase books, health materials, Pilgrim's Progress, Tariri story.
Presently the publication date of each item is not listed in the general information. We will be adding this, however, as some of these materials are quite old and in some cases the orthography used is not that recommended now. However, the materials remain of value.
As SIL Philippines continues to make such material available, we welcome your comments, corrections, and suggestions. - Sue McQuay."

Site contents:
* Philippine Languages; * Other Languages; * General Anthropology; * General Linguistics; * Historical Linguistics; * Language Survey.

URL http://www.sil.org/asia/philippines/plb_download.html

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.sil.org/asia/philippines/plb_download.html

Link reported by: Sue McQuay (acad-pub_philippines--at--sil.org),
forwarded by Geoff Wade (arigpw--at--nus.edu.sg)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
* Publisher [academic - business - govt. - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: under 100

Please note that the above details were correct on the day of their publication. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com