locano is spoken in the northern Luzon region of the Philippines, and is sometimes called the national language of the north. It is spoken by about 9 million people, including large communities of Ilocanos in Hawaii and California. Although non-Tagalog Philippine languages are often called dialects, they are actually unique languages and Ilocano is not mutually intelligible with Tagalog. The aim of this dictionary and phrasebook is to assist the student or traveler in expanding his or her knowledge of the language and culture of the Philippines. * Introduction to basic grammar * Pronunciation guide * Ilocano-English / English-Ilocano dictionary * Ilocano phrasebook
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Dr. Carl Rubino initiated the Philippine programme at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he taught both Tagalog and Ilocano. With a background in typology, he has lectured on Philippine linguistics on four continents. He currently lives in Washington D.C. where he is a computational linguist specialising in natural language processing and machine translation.
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