A Modernization-Standardization Plan for the Austronesian-Derived National Languages of Southeast Asia 
     Gonsalo DEL ROSARIO

Interplay of Structural and Socio-Cultural Factors in the Development of the Malay Languages 
     Che Asmah HAJI OMAR

Language in its Social Context 
     Tamme WITTERMANS and Elizabeth WITTERMANS

Philippine Radio - History and Problems
     John A. LENT

The Tasks of Modern Linguistics in Modern Societies
     Karl M. HEIDT

The Study of Traditional Malay Literature
     Ismail HUSSEIN

The Problem of Personal Pronouns in Bahasa Indonesia and the Presentation of the Words: Nia, Dia and Ia
     Ukun SURJAMAN

Gaddang Affirmatives and Negatives 
     Lester O. TROYER

The Bonfire (Takibi)
     Doppo KUNIKIDA (Translated by Thomas E. Swann)

Verbal Clauses of Sarangani Bilaan 
     Betty MCLACHLIN and Barbara BLACKBURN


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