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SIL linguists present papers at Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics

(August 2010) The 40th Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics is being held 23–25 August at Leiden University in the Netherlands, organized by the Department of African Languages and Cultures. Seven SIL linguists are presenting papers.

Papers presented by SIL personnel

Language research and documentation are core contributions SIL makes to the world’s understanding of languages. Field linguists work in partnership with minority language speakers to collect and analyze language and culture data, producing linguistic descriptions: phonologies, grammars and dictionaries. SIL facilitates the publication of research in linguistics, anthropology, ethnomusicology and other fields. SIL has surveyed more than 2,500 languages, contributing unique and significant data to the Ethnologue, a reference volume cataloging the world’s known living languages.

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