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Report on prioritizing instruction in the LCTLs of Southeast Asia and islands of the Western Pacific

Professor Roger Bresnahan of Michigan State University (project manager of the e-LCTL Initiative) and Dr. Thomas Gething (associate director of the Freeman Undergraduate Asian Studies Initiative at the University of Washington) are coordinating prioritization of instruction of the languages of Southeast Asia. Dr. Gething, as chair of the consortium of programs that contribute to the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI), brings to the project perspectives beyond Title VI. Professor David Hanlon of the University of Hawaii has contributed to the project concerning the languages of the Western Pacific.

Discussions of issues involved in prioritizing the languages of the region were held or are planned at the following meetings:

Read a preliminary report prepared by the coordinators in preparation for the Santa Fe meeting

Read a report prepared by the coordinators following the Santa Fe meeting

View a demographic table listing numbers of first-language speakers of the LCTLs of Southeast Asia (data derived from the web-version of Grimes, Barbara, ed. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 14th edition, vol. 1 (2000)

View a demographic table listing numbers of first-language speakers of the LCTLs of the Pacific Islands (data derived from the web-version of Grimes, Barbara, ed. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 14th edition, vol. 1 (2000)

View data and other information about Southeast Asian and Pacific Islands LCTL offerings at Title VI centers, U.S. Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Defense Language Institute, and other institutions in the U.S. from 2001-04.

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