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's many publications include textbooks and studies of linguistics and culture.
(November 2011) SIL International Publications offers over 200 titles covering a variety of topics related to language and culture. As SIL staff serve around the world, they partner with communities in language development efforts—such as literacy and multilingual education—and conduct linguistic and cultural research. One of the ways SIL shares the results of this research and experience is through SIL International Publications.
Subscribers to the new monthly e-newsletters, Linguistics and Cultural Studies Update and Translation and Exegesis Update, have an opportunity to purchase selected titles at a discount with an included coupon code. December’s Holiday edition (available to those who sign up during November) will feature a special December-January sale on the entire Publications in Linguistics series, as well as several other titles, including EthnologueTM: Languages of the World, 16th Edition, The Essential Language ReferenceTM, cataloging 6,909 of the world’s living languages. To subscribe to the monthly e-newsletter, click here.
SIL International Publications also offers the option of standing orders. Customers with a standing order for a particular series will automatically receive new books in that series as soon as they are released. To arrange a standing order, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Three of the SIL International Publications Series are highlighted below.
Publications in Linguistics is a series of works covering a broad range of topics in linguistics, especially the analytical treatment of minority languages from all parts of the world.
Most recent publications in this series:
Publications in Ethnography focuses on cultural studies of the world’s ethnolinguistic minority communities.
Publications in Language Use and Education began as Publications in Sociolinguistics and has expanded to include topics in education, including mother-tongue literacy, multilingual education and non-formal education.