This self-paced distance learning course is designed particularly for those who:
The course is taught in partnership with Wycliffe Bible Translators UK and SIL International. It can be part of required training to qualify you to take an intermediate or advanced level assignment with SIL.
The author & tutor of this course, as an international linguistic and translation consultant with SIL International, can call on many years of experience in this field both from his own research and his leading of ‘Discourse for Translation’ workshops around the world. Dr. Levinsohn has also authored a number of publications, including the textbook entitled 'Discourse Features of New Testament Greek'.
Normally, participants should expect to:
• have completed the Narrative Discourse Analysis course
• have relevant field experience or an equivalent.
• have access to a selection of non-narrative texts in the language of study that they are familiar with
• be able to gloss into English, French or Spanish.
On acceptance of your application, we will put you in touch with the tutor for the course and they will provide you with all the relevant course materials that are needed.
On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Redcliffe College LTL certificate.
Many problems in translation arise because of mismatches between the way the features are handled in the source and receptor languages.
Relevant factors include:
Such potential mismatches are a major topic of discussion in the eight chapters of this course.
The course begins with an explanation of how to prepare and chart a non-narrative text for analysis. Subsequent chapters consider, amongst other things:
This is a distance learning course that can be taken at any time during the year and at the student's own pace, subject to the tutor's availability. Please complete the short course application form to apply.
£250 payable in full before starting the course
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