The aim of this dictionary and phrasebook is to assist students or travellers in the expanding of their knowledge of Phillipino language and culture. Features include an introduction to basic grammar and a pronunciation guide.
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.