Philippine Language Books For Sale

The following books are sometimes available from this page, but we advise you to purchase them from your local bookstore:

* The Tagalog-English/English-Tagalog Standard Dictionary (First - Third editions are sold out. The 4th expanded edition is available now in paper and hardback). This dictionary is root-based. It is the most comprehensive two-way Tagalog dictionary ever published (461 pp.), and includes frequent derivations under the root entries. It includes a Grammar sketch with an affix cross-reference list for easy lexical searches, and a Vocabulary Appendix. It should be available at your local bookstore for $18.95 + tax (softcopy) or $24.95 (hardback).. If you can't find a copy there, e-mail the author, and he'll see if he can locate one for you

* The Ilocano Dictionary and Phrasebook (269pp) includes an Introductory Grammar, Outline of Morphology Section, Phrasebook, and English to Ilocano Dictionary, as well as a Map Appendix. It was written as a self-study pedagogical guide or as a classroom text. If you can't find a copy at your local bookstore, e-mail the author

* The University of Hawaii Press Ilocano Dictionary and Grammar is now available, lxxxvi + 777 pages, the most comprehensive dictionary ever released for the Ilocano language. It includes a grammar, phonology outline, Ilocano-English, and English-Ilocano section, and an appendix of grammatical charts, songs and maps. Tagalog, Pangasinan, Kapampangan, and Ibanag equivalents are given for many words. Entries are root based and many contain common derivations, idioms, proverbs, and illustrative sentences. Click here for a sample page and the Table of Contents


You may order all three books from your local bookstore. If you cannot find them in stock there, you may write or e-mail the author to see if he has any available, or ask your librarian to purchase a copy for public use:

Carl Rubino