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Sundanese Congress to be Held in July

News | Monday, 6 June 2011 | sundanesecorner.org

Hawé Setiawan

The Bandung-based Institute of Sundanese Language and Literature (LBSS) will host Kongrés Basa Sunda ‘Congress on Sundanese Language’ next month in Bogor, West Java. A committee member of the congress said yesterday that the event will be held from 11 to 13 July. He also said that the main theme to be discussed in the coming forum is entitled Ngamumulé Basa Sunda, Mageuhan Jati Diri Bangsa ‘Preserving Sundanese Language, Strengthening National Identity’.

Supported by the provincial government of West Java, Congress on Sundanese is one of LBSS’ routine activities. The coming Bogor forum will be the 9th congress to be held since LBSS establishment in 1950s. The congress usually generates recommendations toward the preservation and development of Sundanese language and literature. One of the significant outcomes of LBSS’ endeavor is the publication of the standardized Kamus Umum Basa Sunda ‘Sundanese Dictionary’—which is so far the most authoritative Sundanese dictionary.

Criticism has occasionally been heard, however, due to the contemporary role of LBSS in preserving and developing the language. Facing the tendency toward deterioration of Sundanese cultural values in the global culture, LBSS has actually been expected to play its role in more proactive ways. The standardized dictionary, for instance, is not yet updated since its first publication decades ago. New vocabularies, especially that are generated from latest development of information and communication technology, are not yet adopted. The institution has also been expected to encourage people to revitalize the language in daily life.

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3 Responses to “Sundanese Congress to be Held in July”

  1. imasr says:

    Dear Pa HW,
    Congratulations for your trip to China.
    By the way, a bit late, I read your news story about the Sundanese Congress two days ago. Insya Alloh, I’d love to join the congress. Is there any complete information about the registration (e.g. contact person, costs, etc.)?
    Thanks.

  2. imasr says:

    Sampurasun deui
    Tos terang ayeuna mah perkawis kongres anu ditaroskeun kamari teh. Lami puguh henteu ka kampus, kajongjonan ku urusan beberes-beberesih di rompok minangka ibu rumah tangga (pedah pere). Padahal mah tataros we ka Ibu Kaprodi nya abi teh?
    Hatur nuhun.
    imasr

  3. Hawe Setiawan says:

    Dear Imas,

    I was in a plane from Hong Kong to Jakarta when you posted your comments. Thanks for reading the news story about congress on Sundanese to be held tomorrow in Bogor.

    Unfortunately, it will not possible for me to attend the forum, for I just realized that I have another commitment with some ITB friends this week.

    Anyway, you can share your notes on the congress to our friends here.

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