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
For more information about linguistics in SIL, please contact us from this page, making sure you select "linguistics" from the drop-down menu under "category." You should get a response from either
Brian O'Herin, Ph.D.International Linguistics Coordinator(based in the US)
Mary Pearce, Ph.D.Associate International Linguistics Coordinator(based in the UK)