Chamorro Carolinian Language Policy Commission

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Tue Apr 26 16:39:39 UTC 2005

Wednesday April 27, 2005       Volume 15 Issue  117

Local Open house set for language commission

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

The Chamorro Carolinian Language Policy Commission of the Department of
Community and Cultural Affairs is inviting the public to its Open House on
Friday, April 29, at 11:30am, at 1346 Ascension Ct., Capitol Hill.

The commission is mandated to conduct study on the languages and cultures
of the indigenous Chamorro and Carolinian people of the Commonwealth of
the Northern Marianas; describe the grammar and prescribe good usages for
the two indigenous languages; prepare a modern and up-to-date
Chamorro/Carolinian English Dictionary; represent the Northern Mariana
Islands in meetings and conferences on matters dealing with both
languages; make recommendations to the Legislature on standard orthography
to be used in schools; research both languages and their people and to
provide such resources in the Commonwealth library; and make
recommendations to the Legislature on policies governing the usage of both
languages in the public and private sectors.

For more information, call the Language Policy Commission at

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