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The following books by SIL authors are available on line at SIL International Publications.
Callow, Kathleen, l999, Man and Message Gutt, Ernst-August, l992, Relevance Theory Larson, Mildred L., 1998, Meaning-based Translation (Also in Indonesian, Spanish, and Russian.)
Barnwell, Katharine, l986, Bible Translation (Also in French and Russian) Larson, Mildred L., with Ellis E. Deibler and Marjorie Crofts, l998, Meaning-Based Translation Workbook: Biblical Exercises Hill, Harriet, Ernst-August Gutt, Margaret Hill, Christoph Unger, and Rick Floyd, 2011, Bible Translation Basics: Communicating Scripture in a Relevant Way.