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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.
Describes how a linguist can examine a text to describe its structure, definition, and function.
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.
Contains 22 papers that approach the study of Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Hebrew texts from a discourse linguistics perspective.
Describes the nature of communication, the implications it has for the theory of translation and its application to Bible translation.
A one-volume English translation of a three-volume French work with techniques for gathering and processing data from unwritten languages.
Prepares students with no linguistic background to discover the grammatical structure of an unwritten language. The “Laboratory Manual for Morphology and Syntax” is a practical supplement to accompany the textbook.
An instructor's guide to Laboratory Manual for Morphology and Syntax is only available to course instructors who have purchased the Laboratory Manual.