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Nearly 150 language lovers gather

Izah Azahari

The second session of the International Malay Language, Literature and Culture Congress Series (KABSBM) in conjunction with the Language Month organised by the Language and Literature Bureau (DBP) was live streamed via the Dewan Bahasa dan Pusatak Brunei Facebook and Zoom application yesterday.

Some 150 individuals attended the event including Acting Permanent Secretary (Strategy and Policy Management) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) Dr Siti Norkhalbi binti Haji Wahsalfelah, as well as recipients of the Southeast Asian Writers’ Award, DBP strategic partners, senior government officers and language lovers from within and outside the country.

Dr Rusmadi bin Baharudin from DBP Malaysia presented a paper on Kamus Dewan Perdana: Mengharkatkan Perkamusan Melayu ke Persada Leksikografi Dunia in the second session of KABSBM series in the field of language. Among the topics discussed were language codification or language construction that aims to strengthen a language in terms of the system as a whole, namely spelling, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary terms and language adjustment.

Dictionaries also serve as a reservoir of information, which is an important part of language construction, development and standardisation.

The second segment of the presentation looked at the history of how the Dewan Perdana Dictionary project emerged which has been successfully undertaken by the Language and Literature Bureau, Malaysia.

It is estimated that over 120,000 entries and subentries consist of general words, special nouns and so on.

Acting Permanent Secretary (Strategy and Policy Management) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Dr Siti Norkhalbi binti Haji Wahsalfelah and attendees at the session. PHOTO: DBP
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