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.
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SIL's dedication to language development past and present
Deals with cross-cultural ministry in community development and communication, emphasizing participation by the community.
Applies theories of cognition and learning to cross-cultural education, dealing with developmental and information-processing theories and learning styles.
Discusses understanding persons, things and events in relation to occurrence in structure, to class membership and to other functions in relation to the control their frames of reference have over them.
The Ethnologue is a comprehensive reference book that catalogs all the known living languages in the world today.
Gives a grammatical sketch of Zapotec (Mitla Vallay, Oaxaca, Mexico).
Discusses discourse features (peak), grammatical structures (clause) and features of the referential structure (participant reference).
A compilation of seven stories narrated by a native speaker of this language group (southern Mexico).