What we do

Sociocultural awareness can be improved with research. SIL promotes ethnographic research and publishes its findings in books, journals and online at Ethnologue.com and SIL Electronic Working Papers.

There is a great need for recording and preserving the cultural and intangible heritage of people throughout the world. SIL field personnel conduct research following ethical guidelines and are encouraged to publish their findings. SIL considers this a professional obligation to the communities with whom the field workers are associated.