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SIL Forum for Language Fieldwork
published electronically by SIL International, are authored primarily by SIL staff and associated fieldworkers. The series includes generally brief papers on the broad range of topics that inform SIL’s work. These are released to the public in the hopes that others, too, will find them helpful in preparing studies on language and culture.
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