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    I. Name:  Ernesto A. Constantino
                    Academic Rank: University Professor
                    Primary Academic Unit: Department of Linguistics
                    College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
                    University of the Philippines

    II.  Personal Information

            Date and Place of Birth:    August 25, 1930
                                                    Sto. Domingo, Nueva Ecija

    III. Educational Background

              AB English (cum laude), U.P., 1953.
              PhD Linguistics, Indiana University, 1959.
              Summer Program in Linguistics, Linguistic Society of
              America, University of Michigan, Summers 1956, 1958.
              Post-doctoral studies in Malayopolynesian Linguistics,
              Yale University, 1958-59.
              Graduate Studies in Linguistics, Cornell University,
              1955-56.

     IV. Positions Held

             University Professor,  U.P., 1993-
             Professor of Linguistics, U.P., 1969-1992.
             Associate Professor of Linguistics, U.P., 1965-69.
             Assistant Professor of Linguistics, U.P., 1959-65.
             Graduate Assistant, U.P., 1954-55.
             Student Assistant, U.P., 1952-54.
             Chairman, Department of Linguistics, 1963-72, 1982-85.
             Chairman, Department of Filipino and Philippine
              Literature, 1969-74.
             Visiting Research Professor of Linguistics, Institute for
              the Study of the Languages and Cultures of Asia and
              Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo,
              Japan, 1981-82.
             Senior Specialist (in Linguistics), East-West Center,
              Honolulu, Hawaii, 1968-69.
             Associate Linguist and Associate Director, Philippine
              Languages Project, Pacific and Asian Linguistics
              Institute, University of Hawaii, 1968-69.
             Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation,
              1963-64.
             Fellow, Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University,
              1955-56.
             Fellow, U.P., 1955-59.
 
 

      V. Publications

         A. Books

              A.1. Published Abroad:

                (1)   1971a. Ilokano reference grammar.  Honolulu,
                             University of Hawaii Press.

                (2)   1971b. Ilokano dictionary.  Honolulu,
                             University of Hawaii Press.

                (3)   1982.  Isinay Texts and Translations. Institute
                             for the Study of the Languages and
                             Cultures of Asia and Africa. Tokyo, Japan.

                (4)   1988.  Batanic Languages. University of Tokyo,
                             Tokyo, Japan. With S. Tsuchida, Y. Yamada,T. Moriguchi.

        A.2. Published in the Philippines

                (5)  1975a. An English-Aklanon Dictionary. Manila.

                (6)  1975b. An English-Bikol Dictionary. Manila.

                (7)  1975c. An English-Hiligaynon Dictionary. Manila.

                (8)  1975d. An English-Ilokano Dictionary. Manila.

                (9)  1975e. An English-Kapampangan Dictionary. Manila.

               (10)  1975f. An English-Kinaray-a Dictionary. Manila.

               (11)  1975g. An English-Pangasinan Dictionary. Manila.

               (12)  1975h. An English-Romblomanon Dictionary. Manila.

               (13)  1975i. An English-Sambal Dictionary. Manila.

               (14)  1975j. An English-Sebuano Dictionary. Manila.

               (15)  1975k. An English-Waray Dictionary. Manila.

               (16)  1970-73. Editor, The Archive: A journal devoted to
                              the study of Philippine languages and
                              dialects. Quezon City: University of the
                              Philippines. Consuelo J. Paz and Emilita L.
                              Cruz, co-editors.

               (17)  1974. Editor, Filipino o Pilipino?: Mga bagong
                           babasahin sa pambansang wika at literatura
                           ng Pilipinas. Quezon City: Rex Book Store.
                           Rogelio and Pamela D. Cruz, co-editors.

               (18)  1975. Editor, A Comparative Philippine Word-List,
                           by Cecilio Lopez. Archives of Philippine
                           Languages and Dialects and The Philippine
                           Linguistics Circle. U.P.

               (19)  1976. Editor, A Comparative Philippine Word-List:
                           Sequels I & II, by Cecilio Lopez. Archives
                           of Philippine Languages and Dialects and
                           The Philippine Linguistics Circle. U.P.

               (20)  1977. Editor, Selected writings of Cecilio Lopez.
                           U.P.

               (21)  1978. Editor, A Handbook in Comparative
                           Austronesian, by Cecilio Lopez. Archives of
                           Philippine Languages and Dialects and the
                           Philippine Linguistics Circle. U.P.

               (22)  1979. Editor, Dictionary of Proto-Philippine, by
                           H. Costenoble. Translated by Cecilio Lopez.
                           U.P.

               (23)  1980. Editor, Three Articles on Tagalog, by
                              Cecilio Lopez. Archives of Philippine
                           Languages and Dialects and The Philippine
                           Liguistics Circle. U.P.

               (24)  1981a. Editor, A Gramatical Comparison of Malay
                            and Tagalog, by Cecilio Lopez. Cecilio
                            Lopez Archives of Philippine Languages and
                            The Philippine Linguistics Circle. U.P.

               (25)  1981b. Editor, A Comparative Dictionary of
                            Tagalog, by Franz Carl Alter. Translated
                            by Marlies S. Salazar. Cecilio Lopez Archives
                            of the Philippine Languages and The Philippine
                            Linguistics Circle. U.P.

               (26)  1997.  An English-Filipino Dictionary. University of the Philippines.

               (27)  1997.  Diksyunaring Filipino-English. University of  the Philippines.

       B.1. Published Abroad:

               (28)  1965. "The sentence patterns of twenty-six
                           Philippine Languages." Lingua 15:560-613.

               (29)  1968a. "Models for the description of the
                            Philippine Languages." Papers of the
                            Linguistic Society of Hawaii 1:22-30.

               (30)  1968b. "Vernacular Teaching in the Philippines." In Language Problems in Southeast Asian
                            Universities; Seminar papers and
                            discussions, pp. 65-67. University of
                            Hongkong.

               (31)  1971. "Tagalog and other major languages of the
                           Philippines." In Current trends in
                           linguistics, Volume 8, Linguistics In
                           Oceania, ed. by Thomas A. Sebeok. Mouton.
                           Reprinted in Readings in Philippine
                           Linguistics, ed. by Andrew B. Gonzalez, FSC,
                           Teodoro Llamzon, SJ, Fe Otanes, 1973, pp.
                           288-333.

               (32)  1972. "The deep structures of the Philippines
                           Languages." In Langages et techniques,
                           nature et societé. 1, Approache
                           Linguistique, ed. par Jacqueline
                           M.C. Thomas et Lucien Bernot. Editons
                           Klinsckieck. Reprinted in Readings in
                           Philippine Linguistics, ed. by Andrew B.
                           Gonzalez, FSC, Teodoro Llamzon, SJ, Fe Otanes,
                           1973, pp. 334-343. Also reprinted in The
                           Archive 1(2): 65-79.

               (33)  1992. "A universal dictionary of Philippine
                           languages." Proceedings of the First
                           International Symposium to Present the
                           Results of Projects Funded Under the Toyota
                            Foundation's International Grant Program.
                           Tokyo, Japan.

              (34a)  1997. "The role of Philippine Oral Literatures in
                            the Formation of a Philippine National
                            Literature." In: Papers Presented at the
                            International Seminar on National Build-up
                            and Literary/Cultural Process in South-East
                            Asia held in Moscow, June 24-27,
                            pp. 204-212.

              (34b)  1998. "Topics in Philippine Linguistics."
                            In papers presented at the symposium of the Linguistic
                            Society of Japan held at Yamaguchi University, Japan,
                            27 October to 4 November 1998.

                B.2. Published in the Philippines:

               (35)  1963a. "Some problems in Philippines
                            Linguistics."Asian studies 1:23-30.

               (36)  1963b. "Ilokano pluralizers." Philippine social
                            sciences and humanities review 28:408-15.

               (37)  1967.  "The personal pronouns of Tagalog,
                            Ilokano, Isinay and Kapampangan." In
                           Studies in Philippine antropology (in
                            honor of H. Otley Beyer), ed. by Mario D.
                            Zamora, pp. 569-91. Quezon City: Phoenix
                            Press. (With C.J. Paz and M.N. Posoncuy).

           (38)  1971.  "Ang Pilipino bilang wikang panturo sa
                           U.P.  In Pangkalahatang kabatiran sa
                           wikang Pilipino, inihanda ng Sanggunian
                           ng Surian ng Wikang Pambansa, pp. 15-16.

           (39)  1970-71. "Ang hinaharap ng Pilipino." General
                            educational journal. 19-20:1-3.

           (40)  1973a. "Ang 'Universal Approach' sa pagdebelop ng
                        wikang pambansa ng Pilipinas." In Mga
                        bagong pananaw sa wika, literatura at
                        kultura, inedit nina Rogelio Sicat at
                        Pamela D. Cruz, pp. 27-40. Quezon City:
                        University of the Philippines, 1973.
                        Reprinted sa "Ang 'Universal Approach'
                        at ang wikang pambansa ng Pilipinas" in
                        Filipino o Pilipino?: Mga bagong babasahin sa
                        pambansang wika at literatura, inedit nina
                        Ernesto Constantino, Rogelio Sikat at Pamela
                        D. Cruz, pp. 17-31. Quezon City, Rex Book
                        Store, 1974.

           (41)  1973b. "The U.P. professor and the language
                        problems of the Philippines." In The
                        University of the Philippines and
                        national development, ed. by Juan F.
                        Jamias, pp. 73-86. Quezon City:
                        University of the Philippines Press.

           (42)  1974a. "Ang pagsasalin sa edukasyon ng mga
                        Pilipino." In Filipino o Pilipino?,
                        inedit nina E. Constantino, R. Sikat at
                        P. Cruz, pp. 151-54.

           (43)  1974b. "Ang program ng Filipino ng U.P. at ang
                        bilingguwal na edukasyon?.  In Filipino
                         o Pilipino? inedit nina E. Constantino,
                         R. Sikat at P. Cruz, pp. 59-74.

           (44)  1983. "Pilipino and Filipino in Science
                         Learning."  In Science Learning and Teaching; Language in Focus
.                        Proceedings of the Symposium on
                         the Role of Language in Science
                         Learning, ed. by Marie S. Fernandez.
                         Science Education Development Plan,
                          MECS.

           (45)  1984. Subject, Predicate and Focus Marking in
                            Isinay.  In: Studies on Philippine Minor
                            Languages,  edited by Consuelo J. Paz and
                            Anicia del Corro. pp. 113-18.

           (46)  1985. "Tungkol sa Bagong Alpabeto ng Wikang
                       Pambansa." In: Simposyum sa Repormang
                       Ortograpiko, pp. 5-10. Surian ng wikang
                       Pambansa.

           (47)  1990a. Editor, Annotated Chronological
                        Bibliography (ACB) of Publications and
                         Manuscripts in Philippine Liguistics
                         Made by the Japanese (1902-89), by
                         Shinoda, Eri B. Cecilio Lopez Archives
                         of Philippine Languages and the
                         Philippine Linguistics Circle, U.P.

           (48)  1990b. "Filipino as the National Language of
                          the Philippines," U.P. Sentro ng Wikang Filipino.

           (49)  1991.  Sumbayya. (A Kalinga Epic) Ani. (Literary
                         Journal of the Coordinating Center for
                         Literature, Cultural Center  of the
                         Philippines) pp. 87-100.

           (50)  1992.  Editor, Kakilingan Sambal Texts with
                        Grammatical Analysis, by Yamashita, Michiko.
                        The Archive, Publication Eight.

           (51)  1993.  Editor, A Grammatical Sketch of Tausug, by Irma
                        s U. Peneyra, The Archive, Publication Nine.

           (52)  1993. Comments on "The Language of Instruction and
                   Curricular Imperatives in Language Education"
                   by Prof. Rosario E. Maminta, NIUFE Newsletter.

           (53)  1994. "Ang sintaks at semantiks ng mga berbal na
                   salitang-ugat sa wikang Filipino," The Archive,
                   Publication Ten, pp. 31-51.
 

           (54)  1994. "Ang Pananda ng sabjek, predikeyt at pokus sa
                   Isinai." The Archive, Publication Ten, pp.
                   52-56.

           (55)  1994. "Ang Sintaks at Semantiks ng mga Berbal na
                    Salitang-Ugat sa Wikang Filipino." The Archive,
                    Publication Ten, pp. 31-51.
 

           (56)  1994. "Problems and Progress in the Research Project
                        on Compiling A Universal Dictionary of
                        Philippine Languages: The First Four Years."
                         Papers from the First International Lexicography
                        Conference, Manila, Philippines - 1992, edited
                        by Bonifacio Sibayan and Leonard Newell. Manila.
 

           (57)  1996. "Ang Ortografi ng Wikang Filipino." University
                        of the Philippines.

           (58)  1998. "The Number Names in Philippine Languages." In
                        Pagtan w: Essays in Language in Honor of Teodoro
                        A. Llamzon, ed. by Ma. Lourdes S. Bautista. The
                       Linguistic Society of the Philippines.
 

In Press:

        (59)   Ginguman: Si Dlumimbay Pagalungan, Isang Epik ng
                  mga Subanen. CSSP Publication. Scheduled to come
                  out.

        (60)   Ang mga Wikang Sinasalita ng mga Filipino.  (Read at
                   "An International Conference on Southeast Asia:
                     Focus on the Philippines, April 17-21, 1990).
                    The Archive.

       (61)   Ang Konsepto ng Wikang Filipino.  (Read at the
                    Conference on Filipino sponsored by the Pambansang
                    Samahan sa Wika and Department of Filipino ang
                    Philippine Literature, U.P.).  The Archive.

       (62)   "Ang kasaysayan ng Departamento ng Linggwistiks,
                      1923-1993." The Archive.

       (63)   Nationalizing the National language.(Paper read at
                       the Second International Conference on Philippine
                         Studies held in 1990 at the PSSC, Queson City.

       (64)   "The Present Status of the Filipino National Language."

       (65)   "Ang Paggawa ng Diksyunari ng Wikang Filipino: Kung
                    Bakit Iba ang Wikang Filipino sa Wikang Pilipino."

       (66a)   "Ang Pagbilang sa mga Wika ng Pilipinas." Papel na
                        binasa sa Ikapitong Konggreso ng Linggwistiks sa
                        Pilipinas, 18-20 Mayo 1995, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City.

      (66b) "Pagtuturo ng Wikang Filipino sa Kolehyo't    Unibersidad"
                    Papel na binasa sa Pandaigdigang
                    komperensya sa Paglinang at Pagtuturo ng Filipino,
                    na idinaos sa Lungsod ng Pasay, Disyembre 15-17,    1998.

Being Prepared for Publication (partial list only):

       (67)   A Universal Dictionary of Philippine Languages. This
                  dictionary will consist of more than 20,000 entries
                   from each of more than 130 Philippine languages.
                   This research project has received grants from The
                   Toyota Foundation from 1986 to the present. The
                   printing of the dictionary, which will consist of
                  many volumes, is scheduled to start in 1994. The
                  publisher is the University of the Philippines.

       (68)   A Dictionary of Abaknon. This dictionary will be
                  published in two volumes. Volume I: English-Abaknon
                  Dictionary. Volume II: Abaknon-Filipino-English Dictionary.

       (69)   A Dictionary of Tausug. This dictionary will be
                   published in two volumes. Volume I: English-Tausug
                    Dictionary. Volume II: Tausug-Filipino-English Dictionary.

         (70)   A Dictionary of Subanen. This dictionary will be
                  published in two volumes. Volume I: English-Shubanen
                  Dictionary. Volume II: Subanen-Filipino-English
                   Dictionary.

       (71)   A Dictionary of Ivatan and Itbayat. This dictionary
                       will be published in three volumes. Volume I:
                       English-Ivatan-Itbayat Dictionary. Volume II:
                      Ivatan-Itbayat-English Dictionary. Volume III:
                      Itbayat-Ivatan-Filipino-English Dictionary.

       (72)   A Dictionary of Isinay. This dictionary will be
                   published in two volumes. Volume I: English-Isinay
                   Dictionary. Volume II: Isinay-Filipino-English
                   Dictionary.

       (73)   A Dictionary of Hiligaynon. This dictionary will be
                      published in two volumes. Volume I: English-
                      Hiligaynon Dictionary. Volume II: Hiligaynon-
                     Filipino-English Dictionary.

       (74)   A Dictionary of Kapampangan. This dictionary will be
                       published in two volumes. Volume I: English-
                      Kapampangan Dictionary. Volume II: Kapampangan-
                      Filipino-English Dictionary.

       (75)   A Dictionary of Sebwano. This dictionary will be
                  published in two volumes. Volume I: English-Sebwano
                   Dictionary. Volume II: Sebwano-Filipino-English
                  Dictionary.

       (76)   A Dictionary of Ilukano. This dictionary will be
                  published in two volumes. Volume I: English-Ilukano
                   Dictionary. Volume II: Ilukano-Filipino-English
                   Dictionary.

       (77)   A Dictionary of Kapampangan. This dictionary will be
                   published in two volumes. Volume I: English-
                   Kapampangan Dictionary. Volume II: Kapampangan-
                   Filipino-English Dictionary.

       (78)   A Dictionary of Bikol. This dictionary will be
                    published in two volumes. Volume I: English-Bikol
                     Dictionary. Volume II: Bikol-Filipino-English
                     Dictionary.

       (79)   A Dictionary of Menuvu. This dictionary will be
                    published in two volumes. Volume I: English-Menuvu
                    Dictionary. Volume II: Menuvu-Filipino-English
                    Dictionary.

       (80)   A Dictionary of Botolan. This dictionary will be
                  published in two volumes. Volume I: English-Botolan
                  Dictionary. Volume II: Botolan-Filipino-English Dictionary.

     VI.   Honors, Awards, and other forms of national or international recognition.

      1. Fok Ying Tung Southeast Asia Prize, 1998

      2. Director, The U.P. Ethnomusicology Archives, 1997-1999.

      3. University Professor, UP 1993 to 1999.

      4. Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation,
         1963-64.

      5. Visiting Research Professor, Institute for the Study of
         the Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo
         University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan, 1981-82.

      6. Senior Specialist (in Liguistics), East-West Center,
         Honolulu, Hawaii, 1968-67.

      7. Associate Director, Philippine Languages Project,
         Pacific and Asian Linguistic Institute, University of
         Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1968-67.

      8. Visiting Professor, University of Hawaii, Summer 1961.

      9. Fellow, Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University,
         1955-56.

     10. Fellow, University of the Philippines, 1955-59.

     11. Regular Member, National Research Countil of the
         Philippines (now Philippine National Science Society),
         1975 to present.

     12. Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Oceanic Linguistic,
         University of Hawaii.

     13. Member, Advisory Board, Sentro ng Wikang Filipino, U.P.,1990-present.

     14. Member, (representing Ilokano), Institute of National
         Language, 1971-74.

     15. President, The U.P. Folklorists, Inc., 1963-65.

     16. Professorial Chair in Linguistics and Philippine
         Languages, 1974-77, 1982-83; 1984-85; 1989-95.

     17. Research grants from the Philippine Center for Language
             Study (1961), the U.P. (1962-78), UP-NSDB (1977-78), the
             National Research Council of the Philippines (1974-78),
             and the Toyota Foundation (1986-92).

VII.  Other services or contributions which are academically
          notable in your discipline.

          I was able to contribute significantly to the adoption  and development of the Filipino national language. The 1971 Constitutional Convention adopted the proposal, popularly known as  the "universal approach", submitted by the UP Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature and the Department of Linguistics, both of which I was the chairman from 1969 to 1972, for the development of Filipino as the national language of the Philippines in place of Pilipino. Subsequently, the 1986 Constitutional Commission adopted Filipino as the national language of the country even though as early as 1970 the UP had already adopted and started using this language as the national language. Thus the Filipino national language is the distinct contribution of  the UP whose linguists were singularly consulted by the 1986      Constitutional Commission for the adoption of this language   by the 1987 Constitution as the national language of the      Philippines.

          I was one of the three U.P. faculty members who make decisive contributions to the framing of the final version of       the law entitled "AN ACT CREATING THE COMMISSION OF THE  FILIPINO LANGUAGE, PRESCRIBING ITS POWERS, DUTIES, AND  FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER             PURPOSES."

         I have attended meetings and conferences in linguistics    and Austronesian languages in the USA, Great Britain, Japan,  Malaysia, Thailand, Moscow and Jakarta in which I read papers. I have attended far more meetings and conferences (including symposiums, seminars and workshops) in the Philippines on linguistics, Philippine languages, language in education, language in science and technology, folklore, and other topics. In almost all these academic gatherings, I was a paper reader, or a discussant, or a reactor.

  In 1998, I received the FOK YING TUNG PRIZE (Southeast  Asia) "in recognition of his contribution to the promotion of national and cultural development in Southeast Asia".
 

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