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 commitment to see people flourishing using the languages they value most.
Good linguistics - research and analysis - has implications for Language Development in various ways. The stories here show some of the ways in which this is plays itself out, from language learning to translation to orthography development.
Reading from memory?
Too few or too many accents
A very unnatural word order
Five vowels or more?
Permission to steal
It became a real language
She herself said to him himself...
"Nothing is happening here!"
Conservative and progressive women