If we were a person, we’d be considered a sage—with almost 70 years of experience and knowledge. Now all we need is you.
SIL International and the University of North Dakota have been working together to offer classes in linguistics and related fields every summer since 1952. The M.A. program in linguistics started a few years later.
By the 1980s we offered two summers’-worth of courses, then expanded in the 1990s and 2000s with the Literacy Megacourse (and a graduate certificate for it), courses in sign languages, language acquisition, ethnography, writing systems, tone, and a whole lot more.