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
SIL Language and Culture Documentation and Descriptions are published by SIL International. The series includes not only primary data but also products of fieldwork such as wordlists, interlinear text collections, and descriptive papers. The goal of the series is to make a greater corpus of data available on lesser-known—and often endangered—languages and cultures.