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SIL offers training in disciplines relevant to sustainable language development.
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SIL's dedication to language development past and present
SIL has nearly 60 years of language development experience in the Pacific region.
SIL serves language communities worldwide, building their capacity for sustainable language development, by means of research, translation, training and materials development.
The new logo maintains a connection with the organization’s history while adapting to changing technology.
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(August 2014) SIL International Publications has just released a new resource: Kankanaey: A Role and Reference Grammar Analysis, by Dr. Janet L. Allen. Kankanaey is spoken in the northern Philippines, mainly in Benguet Province.
SIL International is a faith-based nonprofit organization serving language communities worldwide.
Who we are as people is inseparable from the languages we speak.
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