Textbooks

SIL authors contribute to the education of students in the fields of Linguistics, Translation, Cultural Studies, and Literacy with a wide list of works used in educational programs.

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$48.95
Longacre, Robert E. and Shin Ja J. Hwang
The central idea of this textbook is that the structure of a part of a discourse needs to be explained in light of the structure of the whole. This second edition employs the color-coding of example texts to aide in understanding the discourse structure.
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$29.00
Decker, Ken and John Grummitt
This introductory textbook is for anyone studying the motivations behind language use choices. It includes numerous examples and case studies from around the world to illustrate the realities of sociolinguistic field research.
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$29.00
Hill, Harriet, Ernst-August Gutt, Christoph Unger, Rick Floyd, and Margaret Hill

This book utilizes advances in human communication theory, focusing on the intended meaning and received meaning in their application to effective, relevant Bible translation.

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$22.00
Baart, Joan L. G

This provides a practical and easy-to-understand introduction to acoustic speech analysis. It explains commonly used methods for displaying aspects of a speech wave. It illustrates how the results of acoustic analysis can be interpreted and used.

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$28.50
Bickford, Anita C. and Rick Floyd

A revision and expansion of A Manual for Articulatory Phonetics, including materials from courses as taught in the training schools of SIL International and much information from sources outside of SIL.

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$34.95
Burquest, Donald A

Intended for use in an upper division introductory course in phonology, preparing the student to further study aspects of current theory.

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$30.50
Merrifield, William R. and others

A laboratory manual for introductory grammar courses with 298 sets of problems taken from languages spoken all over the world.

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$25.00
Wendland, Ernst R

This book gives step-by-step guidance in analyzing different types of Psalms, with accompanying exercises.

$39.95
Barnwell, Katharine

A manual for those who are preparing to translate the Bible into their own mother tongue. It can be used as a textbook for formal courses or for training individuals.

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$20.95
Dooley, Robert A. and Stephen H. Levinsohn

A practical introduction to discourse analysis for linguistic field workers addressing issues commonly confronted by field linguists.

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