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Publications in Translation and Textlinguistics is a peer-reviewed series published by SIL International. The series is a venue for works concerned with all aspects of translation and textlinguistics, including translation theory, exegesis, pragmatics, and discourse analysis.
Understanding Biblical Hebrew poetry is a formidable task and the complexity rises exponentially when attempting translation. This collection of studies examines both the analysis of select Psalms and their translation into English and a Bantu language. Wendland uses his "literary functional equivalence" (LiFE) approach to translation to discuss parallelism, chiastic structures, and other aspects of Hebrew discourse in poetry, and how these are manifested on both the micro- and macro-levels of a particular Psalm.
Why were the Hebrew prophets so persuasive? Of course, they were spokesmen for God, but another reason is their powerful manner of speaking-writing. In this book, an oral-rhetorical approach illumines their techniques and their relevance for students of Scripture today.
This book applies a literary functional equivalence (LiFE) approach in a practical, procedure-documented manner to the text analysis and translation for various literature of the Scriptures. Eight case studies from the lyric corpus of the Hebrew Bible are considered .
What does “orality” (oral forms of discourse) have to do with the “Scriptures,” a corpus of sacred written documents? The aim of these essays is to reveal how the field of “orality studies” concerns the manifold process of composing, translating, and transmitting the diverse texts of Scriptures.
This workbook is intended to introduce translators, exegetes, Bible students and communicators of the Scriptures to some of the main forms and functions of biblical literature, prose as well as poetry.
Shows the role of specific linguistic structures in the creation of formulaic, artistic patterns in Quechua legendary narratives and explores how the patterns function in relation to concepts such as main event line and other rhetorical structures.
This book brings together Robert Longacre’s articles on textlinguistics and discourse analysis scattered throughout journals and books. Longacre’s theory of textlinguistics focuses on the intersection of the morphosyntax and discourse structure.
This book proposes the implementation of a literary functional-equivalence (LiFE) method of the translation that seeks to represent or recreate in a given language the variety of expressive and affective dynamics of the diverse texts of Scripture.