Ellis W. Deibler, Jr., Ph.D.

Senior Translation Consultant

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Michigan, 1973
  • M.A., Linguistics, University of Michigan, 1965
  • B.Div., Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1954
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, 1951

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Translation Consultant, SIL International, 2012–
  • Semantic Structural Analysis Author, SIL International, 1989–

Other professional experience and service

  • SIL International Translation Consultant, 2005–2010
  • Principal/teacher, Semantics, Translation, South Pacific Summer Institute of Linguistics,1996–1998
  • Director, South Pacific Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1996–1998
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Texas at Arlington , 1980–1989
  • Adjunct Professor, Texas Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1979–1989
  • Translator, Alekano and Yaweyuha language projects, SIL Papua New Guinea Branch, 1959–1979

Professional membership

  • American Translators Association, 1984–1991

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • Alekano: ILR 5
  • Tok Pisin: ILR 5
  • Spanish: ILR 3
  • Yaweyuha: ILR 2

Research interests

  • Semantics
  • Semantic analysis
  • Identification and classification of implicit information
  • A more communicative translation in English for mother tongue translators
P.O. Box 248
Waxhaw,  North Carolina  28173
United States