International Linguistics Center

In 1971 SIL purchases one hundred acres in southwest Dallas, Texas, USA for the future location of SIL International's headquarters. In time the International Linguistics Center would also provide office space for partner organizations, as well as classrooms and administrative space for academic training (first Texas SIL and later the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics).

Top: Land purchased for the future ILC shown in a 1971 aerial photo.

Bottom: By 1995 the ILC includes four office buildings around a landscaped quadrangle, an RV park and meeting room for seasonal volunteers, a dormitory for students and visitors, a dining hall, a swimming pool and extensive hiking trails showcasing the unique escarpment landscape.

Monday, 11 October, 1971
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