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
The goal of a Language and Culture documentation project is an archived documentary corpus.
The completed documentary corpus is submitted to a previously identified archive, often one associated with the practitioner’s sponsoring organization. SIL’s Language and Culture Archives, as well as similar archives around the world, provide long term preservation of the data collected and serve as sites for making the data more widely available.