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DALLAS INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY: DIU students majoring in Applied Linguistics take a course in Discourse Analysis

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Dallas International University issued the following announcement on June 30

DIU students majoring in Applied Linguistics take a course in Discourse Analysis, which has the potential to impact people like Moise. Moise is a native speaker of a language in Côte d’Ivoire. During a discourse analysis workshop, Moise found that in natural texts in his language, one must always introduce people and things before talking more about them.

For example, one newly-translated sentence read, “We went, and my father Zeiba, the place where his field is, we arrived there.” When Moise understood this, he exclaimed, “So that’s why the translations into my language sound so unnatural!” This discovery made all the difference as Moise and his team continued to work on the development of new literature for their own language.

When you give to DIU, you’re helping to educate students who will give their lives to partner with communities like Moise’s, who in turn will be able to begin to develop enduring literature in their own language.

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