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Language Acquisition & Bible Translation
Teaching English in Missions: effectiveness and integrity by Jan Edwards Dormer
Publication Date: 2011-06-27
English teaching is common in missions today. However, there has been relatively little discussion on what constitutes effectiveness in English ministries. This book aims to foster such discussion. It first addresses issues of concern in English ministries and then suggests criteria for effectiveness, considerations in teacher preparation, and models for the teaching of English in missions.
English Teaching as Christian Mission: an applied theology by Donald B. Snow
Publication Date: 2001-04-27
Recent decades have seen an ever-increasing number of Western Christians going abroad as English teachers. Many of these teachers are going to countries that are not very receptive to other forms of Western Christian mission. Snow's well-thought-out details of how to bear witness, engage in ministry, serve the poor, contribute to peace, and build bridges of understanding between churches clearly show the special role of Christian mission that Christian English teachers can have.
One Bible, Many Versions: are all translations created equal? by Dave Brunn
Publication Date: 2013-04-04
Brunn has been involved in Bible translation work around the world for many years. By giving us a better understanding of the process of translation, Brunn helps us read and understand Scripture more clearly. He demonstrates how the variety of translations enables us to grasp more fully the meaning of the biblical text.
In Discordance with the Scriptures: American Protestant battles over translating the Bible by Peter Johannes Thuesen
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
Thuesen shows in this fascinating history, the revision movement in fact resulted in a vast proliferation of English scripture editions and an enduring polarization of American Christians over versions of holy writ. This proliferation of translations, he argues, shows something important about contemporary attitudes toward scripture. Although the Bible is regarded as immutable, conservatives and liberals alike now believe the text must evolve to fit the needs of each era.
Ideology, Culture, and Translation by Scott S. Elliott (Editor); Roland Boer (Editor)
Publication Date: 2012-11-01
These essays, by means of critical engagement with the translation, translation practices, and translation history of texts relevant to the study of Bible and ancient and modern Christianity, explore theoretical dimensions and contemporary implications of translations and translation practice.
"And He Knew Our Language" : missionary linguistics on the Pacific northwest coast by Marcus Tomalin
Publication Date: 2011-04-21
This ambitious and ground-breaking book examines the linguistic studies produced by missionaries based on the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America (and particularly Haida Gwaii) during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Making extensive use of unpublished archival materials, the author demonstrates that the missionaries were responsible for introducing many innovative and insightful grammatical analyses. Rather than merely adopting Graeco-Roman models, they drew extensively upon studies of non-European languages, and a careful exploration of their scripture translations reveal the origins of the Haida sociolect that emerged as a result of the missionary activity. The complex interactions between the missionaries and anthropologists are also discussed, and it is shown that the former sometimes anticipated linguistic analyses that are now incorrectly attributed to the latter. Since this book draws upon recent work in theoretical linguistics, religious history, translation studies, and anthropology, it emphasises the unavoidably interdisciplinary nature of Missionary Linguistics research. As of January 2019, this e-book is freely available, thanks to the support of libraries working with Knowledge Unlatched.
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