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.
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SIL's dedication to language development past and present
Research in translation theory and practice is an essential component of SIL’s commitment to scholarship in language development. This commitment also involves making the results of this research available to all.
SIL promotes multidisciplinary research in translation theory, involving Translation Studies, Cognitive Linguistics, Relevance Theory, Discourse Studies, and other related fields.
Several books by SIL authors on translation theory and practice are available online at SIL International Publications.