2016 Publications and Software
Ethnologue: Languages of the World
M. Paul Lewis, PhD, Gary F. Simons, PhD, Charles D. Fennig, Editors
Ethnologue® is a comprehensive reference work cataloging all 7,097 known living languages. In addition to www.ethnologue.com, a variety of products, such as country reports and maps, are available for purchase. The Ethnologue® is also published in three print volumes organized geographically; each includes an introduction, maps and indexes.
Sudanese Colloquial Arabic for Beginners, Fourth Edition
Andrew M. Persson and Janet R. Persson
This book was designed to enable someone with no previous knowledge of Arabic to learn to speak Sudanese Colloquial Arabic, also known as Khartoum Arabic. Since not everyone acquires a language the same way, this book offers a combination of language learning approaches.
Sustaining Language Use: Perspectives on Community-Based Language Development
M. Paul Lewis, PhD, Gary F. Simons, PhD
This volume, both a textbook and a handbook, results from ten years of reflection on SIL's 80 years of field work in local language communities. Readers will learn how to work towards ongoing maintenance of their language at a sustainable level. The book is aimed at field workers involved with a community to address issues arising from language and culture contact.
Now also available in Kindle and Nook: African Friends and Money Matters; Ensnared By AIDS: Cultural Contexts of HIV and AIDS in Nepal; and The Heart of the Matter: Seeking the Center in Maya-Mam Language and Culture.
Reading App Builder
The Reading App Builder is free software that helps build customized apps to display books on Android smartphones and tablets. The resulting interactive app reads out loud, highlighting each word. Apps can be passed between smartphones via Bluetooth or uploaded to the internet. This software can also create talking books from Bloom library shellbooks.
The Dictionary App Builder is free for language communities to publish dictionary apps for Android smartphones and tablets. This software creates a customized app from the various data files entered that can then be installed on an Android device, sent by Bluetooth, shared on memory cards and published on the internet.