Communities developing resources and competencies for using their languages
Foundational understanding for language development work of all kinds
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SIL offers training in disciplines relevant to sustainable language development.
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Ethnologue is the comprehensive reference work that catalogs all the known living languages in the world today. It has been an active research project for more than 60 years. Thousands of linguists and other researchers all over the world rely on and have contributed to the Ethnologue. It is widely regarded to be the most comprehensive listing of information of its kind.
Deals with cross-cultural ministry in community development and communication, emphasizing participation by the community.
Applies theories of cognition and learning to cross-cultural education, dealing with developmental and information-processing theories and learning styles.
Discusses understanding persons, things and events in relation to occurrence in structure, to class membership and to other functions in relation to the control their frames of reference have over them.
Gives a grammatical sketch of Zapotec (Mitla Vallay, Oaxaca, Mexico).