SIL anthropologists provide resources and consulting, and conduct research to promote greater understanding and respect of cultures.
Language and culture are tightly interwoven. To properly respect and effectively partner with local communities, SIL staff are committed to acquiring a good understanding of the culture that is associated with, and expressed through, the language of the local community.
SIL ethnoarts staff guide efforts to facilitate and encourage indigenous music, drama and arts.
SIL field linguists serve communities through researching and documenting local languages.