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
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SIL Electronic Survey Reports, published electronically by SIL International, are authored primarily by SIL staff. These sociolinguistic survey reports provide information for language development decisions. Some are preliminary work papers and not presented as polished research. They are based on field notes and are in some cases the work of young sociolinguists with minimal training.
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