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
Mike Cahill, Ph.D. (1999-2010)
Lou Hohulin, M.A. (1996-1998)
David Payne, Ph.D. (1993-1996)
Eugene Loos, Ph.D. (1983-1993)
George Huttar, Ph.D. (1979-1983)
Karl Franklin, Ph.D. (1976-1979)
Cal Rensch, Ph.D. (1973-1976)
Ken Pike, Ph.D. (functioned in this way prior to the creation of the formal role)
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