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.
7,097 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 library is a collection of resources for fieldworkers and language and culture learners. It is organized into 8 collections with 149 book-length works and 223 journal issues. The Logos Edition is not a collection of new resources but a replacement for the LinguaLinks Library 5.0 Plus edition which is no longer distributed.
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.