A Russian translation of Analyzing Discourse: A Manual of Basic Concepts by Robert A. Dooley and Stephen H. Levinsohn, linguists working with SIL International, is the latest scholarly edition published by IBT. This linguistic handbook was first published in English by SIL in 2000. The present edition was translated and contextualized by Russian linguists with the contemporary Russian speaker in mind.
The purpose of this book is to acquaint future field linguists with the basic concepts of discourse analysis, so that they can use them in analyzing linguistic material gathered in various languages. Having a sound grasp of textual discourse concepts and other principles of communication is necessary for studying a foreign language, doing lexical, semantic and morphosyntactic analysis, or carrying out practical tasks such as teaching, expressive writing or translating.