Research and Documentation

The research section of this unit works in areas such as phonetics, phonology, grammar, and orthography development. The research projects are designed to meet the language development needs of minority language communities.

The Linguistic Research and Documentation Unit engages in the description and documentation of minority languages. This work assists language development efforts happening among the languages of Southeast Asia.

Our personnel also help update the Ethnologue, which is a leading global resource for language information.