mardi, juillet 25, 2006

Institute of National Language



Royal Academy of Cambodia

Russian Federation Blvd, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Campus II Tel: (855) 092 892 343, 011 734 992, 012 906 585, 012 446 416 Fax: (855) 23 890 180 E-mail:

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

We would like to invite you to participate in a conference on Research, Conservation, and Promotion of Khmer Language on Lexicology and Lexicography organized by the Institute of National Language, Royal Academy of Cambodia. The conference will be held on the 19th October, 2006 at the Royal Academy of Cambodia. Please find enclosed information and the registration form for the conference. The conference aims to provide a forum for discussion and interaction for participants, especially those who are practitioners in lexicology, and lexicography. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us via e-mail: We hope you will be the participants at the conference. The Conference Organizing Committee Institute of National Language Royal Academy of Cambodia.


Khemara Jati
Montréal, Québec
July 25, 2006

A nation, first of all is a unique and an only one language for the whole people. All the developed countries use the same and the single language from the maternal up to the university the same language, with one or several foreign languages. It is the case of all the developed countries of the world and also as our neighbours, in Vietnam and in Thailand. How can we make up for our intellectual delay and then economic when we form only 25 engineers a year?

Cambodia needs to form, every year, a great number of high-level intellectuals among whom the engineers, thousands even dozens thousands to meet the industry's needs which are going to settle down in our country with the four billion petrodollar annuities. The experience shows that the education in foreign language in the technical universities is an obstacle to form this great number of intellectuals. Can a country be independent when the technical posts are in the hands of the foreigners?

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