These Ilokano Lessons have been developed under the auspices of the Pacific and Asian Linguistics Institute (PALI) of the University of Hawaii under Peace Corps contract #PC25-1507. The first author drafted the lessons first and the second rewrote, revised, and supplemented as seemed necessary using experience gained through testing the lessons in Peace Corps training projects.
The third author, Professor Bonifacio Sibayan of the Philippine Normal College in Manila, contributed certain portions of the text. In addition, he edited early drafts and made important suggestions to his co-authors.
Many others who participated in the Peace Corps training sessions also deserve our thanks. Though not named, both students and staff contributed much.
It is the hope of the editor and authors alike that these lessons will prove of much value and interest to the users.
Howard P. McKaughanvi