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Language Issues

Engaging African MultilingualismLanguage Issues

Engaging African Multilingualism with Scripture

John L Ommani (2021)
Multilingualism in Africa is a pervasive phenomenon that requires attention and a missiological response. A modern average Kenyan is fluent in at least two languages. How does this impact our ministry in Bible translation? Many people can speak their heritage…
Richard
June 10, 2021
Language Issues

Language and Identity in a Multilingual, Migrating World

Stephen Quakenbush, Gary Simons (eds.) (2019)
"Bible translation agencies may want to consider their frequent appeal to the special place of the mother tongue as “heart language” in producing greater comprehension and impact. In many areas of the world, bilingualism or multilingualism is the norm. People…
Richard
January 27, 2020
DevelopmentLanguage IssuesStrategic Planning

Sustaining Language Use

Perspectives on Community-Based Language Development
Paul Lewis, Gary Simons (2016)
How does a language community sustain their language in the face of ever-increasing forces of language shift? This volume, both a textbook and a handbook, is the result of ten years of reflection by the authors in light of SIL…
Richard
September 27, 2018
Language IssuesResearch

Promoting the Use of the Scriptures in Nso’

A Strategy for Promoting the Use of the Vernacular Scriptures in the Cameroon Baptist Convention Churches in Nso’ Tribe, Cameroon
Shey Samuel Ngeh (2015)
MTh thesis, South African Theological Seminary. Abstract: This research was prompted by the observation that there is minimal use of Lamnso’ Scriptures in Baptist churches in Nso’, even though the Lamnso’ New Testament has been available since 1990. It was…
Richard
November 16, 2015
Language IssuesResearch

The Impact of Vernacular Scriptures

Assessing the benefit of local language Scriptures among the bilingual Malila and Nyiha communities of Tanzania
Mark Woodward (2014)
MA dissertation: Bible & Mission, Redcliffe College, UK. Abstract: In many ways the Malila and Nyiha are typical of Tanzania's numerous multilingual communities, where both Swahili and the local language are used as part of everyday life. Given that there…
Richard
July 17, 2015
Language IssuesResearch

Contextualised Language Choice in the Church in Kenya

John Ommani Luchivia (2012)
Fuller Graduate Schools, School of Intercultural Studies Doctor of Intercultural Studies dissertation Abstract: This dissertation explores the missiological opportunities, challenges and implications of growing multilingualism among people who are fluent in two or more languages. I look at the cognitive…
Richard
August 7, 2013