Language & Culture
Languages and cultures merit study and celebration in their own right. Those who wish to promote local languages have special reason to examine how those languages and cultures work in the first place. Then more effective plans can be made for developing resources and competencies to maintain and even expand their use. Language and culture studies thus provide a necessary foundation for successful language development work of all kinds.
EthnoArts is the appropriate use of indigenous artistic expressions. Every community has unique gifts of artistic communication, i.e. dance, poetry, drama, song, traditional craft, etc..., that can help them achieve their vision and overcome challenges.
Working in various partnerships, SIL linguists assist in the documentation and description of Philippine languages.