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
Introducing the Rapid Word Collection Methodology…The classic objection to using a wordlist to collect words is that the results are translated, rather than naturally generated. The problem with a text-based approach is that it takes a long time to accumulate a large number of words. Rapid Word Collection, on the other hand, is both fast and natural.
Tools for producing dictionaries includes software for organizing and analyzing lexical data, and software for publishing lexicons and dictionaries.
Published online dictionaries features both monolingual and bilingual dictionaries in majority languages, as well as sites that host a multitude of bilingual and multilingual dictionaries and lexicons in minority languages.
Other resources is a collection of varied links, including journals, online discussion groups, natural language processing and other online collections.