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
Translation specialists are typically not mother-tongue speakers of the language in which the translation is being done. They work as part of the project team, training co-workers and contributing their expertise in translation theory & practice, exegesis, and linguistics. They usually reside in the language area and learn to speak the language of the translation team.
Translation Consultants are typically experienced translation specialists who are available to provide a number of translation teams with training, guidance, encouragement, and technical help on translation-related issues, and to monitor translation quality, making recommendations for publication.