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SIL's dedication to language development past and present
(November 2008) Four SIL linguists presented papers at the "Conference on conservation and development of languages and cultures of ethnic minorities in Cambodia." Those attending were primarily practitioners in the sociolinguistics and anthropology of ethnic minorities.
The conference provided a forum to present research papers for 13 national and international researchers, scholars and professors who are conducting research on language and culture. The Institute of National Language, Royal Academy of Cambodia, organized the conference held 24 November in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.