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Merakchi, Khadidja and Margaret Rogers. 2013. The translation of culturally bound metaphors in the genre of popular science articles: A corpus-based case study from Scientific American translated into Arabic. Intercultural Pragmatics 10 (2) : 341–372. 32 pp.
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The article conducts a comparative qualitative corpus study of English and Arabic popular science texts. The data come from two popular science journals: Scinetific America and Majallat Al-Oloom collected in the years 1995-2009. The study analyses and classifies various translation strategies of culture specific pedagogical metaphors. It concludes that the pedagogical metaphors in popular science writing are culturally nuanced.