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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.
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.
A practical introduction to discourse analysis for linguistic field workers addressing issues commonly confronted by field linguists.
Discusses discourse features of Koine Greek from the perspective of descriptive linguistics.
Provides guidance in the practical aspects of fieldwork and gives suggestions for collecting both qualitative and quantitative cultural data.
Details how to plan and carry out a community literacy project, including tackling the additional barriers of language, culture and logistics in developing countries… a "must" for the pioneering literacy worker.
Textbook designed to show the difference between the structure of meaning and the various ways languages have to code meaning and to show how this affects the translation process.
A textbook and practical guide for acquiring skills necessary to analyze the morphology and syntax of languages around the world.
A companion manual to be used along with " Meaning-Based Translation" which provides biblical drill material for the content taught in the same chapter of the textbook.
A textbook that presents a sample of the more popular approaches to linguistic theorizing.
Describes how a linguist can examine a text to describe its structure, definition, and function.