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Semantics and Pragmatics of False Friends

  10/02/2012       nch_kain      0 Comments

by Pedro J. Chamizo-Domínguez

Category: Instruction

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Semantics and Pragmatics of False Friends
Pedro J. Chamizo-Domínguez
  • Type: Paperback
  • Pages: 200 pages
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: 9781135908577
  • Edition Language: English

This book approaches the topic of false friends from a theoretical perspective, arguing that false friends carry out a positive role as a cognitive device, mainly in literature and jokes, and suggesting some pragmatic strategies in order to restore the original sense of a text/utterance when a given translator (or a foreign speaker) falls victim to false friends. This theoretical account is successively verified by appealing to texts from the fields of literature, science, philosophy, journalism, and everyday speech.



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