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SIL International 2008 Update

In 2008, SIL joined the global recognition of the world's languages during the International Year of Languages. As part of its on-going involvement, SIL attended and participated in numerous conferences and workshops around the world that focused on language development, language revitalization and multilingual education in ethnolinguistic communities. This 2008 Update (1.3 MB) highlights a few of the opportunities SIL had to work alongside policy makers as well as local communities in their efforts to carry out sustainable language development while making use of cutting-edge technology and software.

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