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.
7,099 languages are spoken or signed. CLICK for map of world languages & regional websites.
SIL's dedication to language development past and present
Here are some resources:
Electronic Survey Reports The website gives access to over 400 sociolinguistic research reports filed since 1999. The reports cover languages from all over the world.
surveywiki This website presents descriptions of typical data collection methods used in sociolinguistic research.
SIL Bookstore This website provides access to SIL published books available for sale.
Books of special interest: Understanding Language Choices: A Guide to Sociolinguistic Assessment
Language Death in Mesmes: a Sociolinguistic and Historical-Comparative Examination of a Disappearing Ethiopian-Semitic Language
Assessing Ethnolinguistic Vitality: Theory and Practice
The Dynamics of Sango Language Spread
The Same but Different: Language Use and Attitudes in Four Communities of Burkina Faso
Sentence Repetition Testing for Studies of Community Bilingualism
Survey on a Shoestring: A Manual for Small-Scale Language Survey