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
Software-based products include those resources that are encyclopedic in nature, as well as, products that contain collections of linguistic works and and tools to aid field workers.
The Phonicon is an electronic encyclopedia of the speech sounds or phones of the world’s languages and ways those sounds are described and analyzed. This product is for Windows only.