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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Language documentation seeks to capture and preserve the linguistic practices of a language community with audio and video recordings. The types of recordings normally gathered in a language documentation project are elicited wordlists, communicative events, and analytical discussions about the language, as described below.