A good understanding of how discourse is structured for different purposes in different languages enables a consultant to support translation teams in identifying and addressing potential discourse-level communication issues in their translation.

Here are some resource suggestions to help your mentees grow in their skills for handling discourse:

1. SIL-validated courses on discourse

There is a network of training providers offering courses that align with SIL’s Standard Learning Objectives for ‘Discourse Analysis’. Visit the list of providers on SIL’s website and find the one most suitable for you.


2. Books and articles on discourse structures

The following books and articles provide useful introductions to issues related to discourse structure:


Further resources that might interest you

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