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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 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.
Intended for use in an upper division introductory course in phonology, preparing the student to further study aspects of current theory.
A laboratory manual for introductory grammar courses with 298 sets of problems taken from languages spoken all over the world.
This book gives step-by-step guidance in analyzing different types of Psalms, with accompanying exercises.
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.
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.