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Lesson 1: Communicating within Diverse Sociolinguistic Frames
1.1 What is communication?
1.2 What is sociolinguistics?
1.3 What is semiotics?
1.4 Communication participants and their characteristics
1.5 Sociolinguistic variables that influence communication
1.6 Different situational frames of communication
Lesson 2: Does Scripture Include Literature?
2.1 What is literature?
2.2 What is orature and how does it differ from literature?
2.3 Kinds of literary forms in the Bible
2.4 What are some of the primary functions of biblical literature?
Lesson 3: Translating for LiFE: A Literary Functional-Equivalence
3.1 A relevant functional-equivalence approach to Bible translating
3.2 Defining translation more precisely
3.3 Defining a literary functional-equivalence translation
3.4 LiFE translation in relation to other approaches
3.5 Preparing for a poetic LiFE translation
3.6 A ten-step exegetical methodology
3.7 A case study
3.8 From analysis to synthesis in translation
Lesson 4: Text Types and Genres: Prose and Poetry in the Bible
4.1 The importance of the concept of genre to Bible translators
4.2 Four primary text types
4.3 Some additional features of discourse types
4.4 What is the difference between prose and poetry?
>4.5 Investigating the prose and poetry an do the target language
Lesson 5: Analyzing the Translating Biblical Poetry
5.1 The major stylistic forms of biblical poetry
5.2 The major functions of biblical poetry
5.3 Genres of poetry found in the Scriptures
5.4 Practicing a methodology for literary-poetic text analysis
Lesson 6: Analyzing and Translating Biblical Prose
6.1 Reviewing the four major discourse types
6.2 Identifying and analyzing Old Testament prose genres
6.3 Identifying and analyzing New Testament prose genres
Lesson 7: Contextualizing and Testing a LiFE Translation
7.1 Contextualizing a LiFE translation
7.2 Testing a LiFE translation
Lesson 8: A Summary and Review of LiFE Principles