Bible Translation Basics Paperback

Communicating Scripture in a Relevant Way

by Ernst-August Gutt; Harriet S Hill;

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Bible Translation Basics

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Bible Translation Basics will help translators work with language communities to determine the kind of Scripture product(s) that are most relevant for them, given their abilities and preferences. Scholars over the past thirty years have made significant advances in understanding how human communication functions. Rather than solely looking for meaning in texts alone, texts are now seen to provide clues to hearers so that they can discover the speaker's intended meaning. Hearers use other inputs as well, such as things they already know and information from the speech environment, in order to understand not only what the words of the text say, but also what the speaker is communicating with those words. The significant implications of this for Bible Translation are the subject of this new book. Bible Translation Basics accomplishes two things: 1) it expresses these developments in communication theory at a basic level in non-technical language, and 2) it applies these developments to the task of Bible translation in very practical ways. The content of this book has been tried and tested around the world, and will aid people with a secondary school education or higher to understand how communication works and to apply those insights to communicating Scripture to their audiences.

Bible Translation Basics by Ernst-August Gutt; Harriet S Hill was published by Sil International, Global Publishing in May 2011. The ISBN for Bible Translation Basics is 9781556712692.

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Details for Bible Translation Basics

Page last updated 15th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherSil International, Global Publishing (May 2011)
Number of Pages291
Thickness16 mm
Height254 mm
Width178 mm
Product Code4071403
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