Communities developing resources and competencies for using their languages
Foundational understanding for language development work of all kinds
Publications, fonts and computer tools for language development, translation and research
SIL offers training in disciplines relevant to sustainable language development.
7,105 languages are spoken or signed. CLICK for map of world languages & regional websites.
SIL's dedication to language development past and present
The 2014 Annual Update celebrates eight decades of language development and provides snapshots of current activities conducted in partnership with language communities around the globe.
This year's Update includes:
Literacy partners translate Ebola information
Deaf translators gain the technical skills for clear, accurate sign language translation
New writing systems lead to dictionaries and learning opportunities
Workshops provide training in language documentation and language development leadership
Rapid Word Collection workshops launch dictionary development efforts