By Philip C. Stine
Choose up approximately any English Bible this present day, and you have got already encountered Eugene A. Nida-his impact is that frequent. Nida's dynamic-equivalence method of Bible translation helped to form the good news Bible, the modern English model, the hot overseas model, and the recent Jerusalem Bible. moreover, Nida's longtime paintings with the yankee Bible Society and collaboration with the United Bible Societies unfold his theories and techniques all over the world. Drawing on archival files and interviews with those that be aware of Nida most sensible, "Let the phrases Be Written" examines and assesses the continued impact of this student of wide-ranging skills and boundless power. Bible translators, scholars and students of translation concept or cross-cultural experiences, and basic readers with an curiosity within the Bible will locate this quantity either available and enlightening. Paperback variation is on the market from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org)
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Discourse structure” relates to the ways a language constructs a text. 22 Let the Words Be Written the study of these peoples and their languages. The disciplines of anthropology and, later, linguistics grew out of these experiences. Some of these missionaries and scholars made monumental contributions to our knowledge and understanding of culture and language. But most missionaries and translators did not have the training or sensitivity to cultural issues to be optimally effective in their work, and it became apparent that they needed more systematic training in language and culture.
Chomsky’s approach helped him conclude that the surface structure was not the only element there. At a deeper level there were semantic elements that could be better controlled than the surface forms of the language (Charles Taber, interview with author, 11 Oct. 2000). These basic semantic features underlay and actualized the surface structure, that is, the grammar and vocabulary of a language. Transformational or generative grammar also dealt with the analysis of lexical items by comparing their semantic elements with other words.
See chapter 4 for a more detailed discussion of the “no note and comment” issue. 20 Let the Words Be Written was spoken. This process, necessitating Bible depots throughout the world, led in the 1960s to the transformation of most of these depots or offices into autonomous, independent Bible Societies in their own right. Although early nineteenth century Bible Society personnel in New York, Amsterdam, or London could not formally check the content of these translations, they cared deeply about the quality of the work and wanted to ensure that the translations exhibited no theological bias.
Let the Words Be Written: The Lasting Influence of Eugene A. Nida (Biblical Scholarship in North America) (Biblical Scholarship in North America) by Philip C. Stine