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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LinguaLinks Library is a collection of electronic reference materials designed to support language fieldwork. The Library takes advantage of computer capabilities to provide information, instructions, training, and advice. The material is organized into bookshelves according to academic discipline.
LinguaLinks Library contains the entire contents of 149 books or book-length works and 223 SIL journal issues. There are also hundreds of searchable glossary entries and bibliography citations. The complete subject index contains more than 3,900 entries.
Please note, LinguaLinks Library 5.0 has a single-user license. Additional discounts may be available on multiple-copy orders.
The LinguaLinks Library product includes the SIL Language Development Tools 2009 DVD (Speech Analyzer, Phonology Assistant, and IPA Help, Vocabulary Manager, and additional tools).
Microsoft Windows 8, 7 or Vista (32-bit or 64-bit), XP or 2000
DVD drive (if you have multiple DVD drives, please use the drive with the lowest alphabetical designation (i.e. choose the D drive rather than the E drive))
550 MB free hard drive space
1024 x 600 display (1024 x 768 recommended)