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
Although all four major varieties of Melanesian Pidgin mark transitivity by a verbal suffix of the form , there is a small group of verbs in each of them which are unmarked when used transitively—more in Bislama and Broken than in Tok Pisin and Pijin. I will show that there are different kinds of explanations for different cases of zero-marking involving the origin, function, or form of the verb.