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
SIL is involved in training in various ways and at various levels. At the local level, SIL entities take part in workshops focussing on a particular problem or issue, e.g. analyzing the tone systems in a cluster of languages. Participants at such a workshop might include expatriate language researches or mother tongue speakers, or more likely, a combination of both. In more formal academic settings, SIL partners with accredited institutions to provide training in various aspects of linguistics and related fields. For further information, see here.