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Fuertes Olivera, Pedro A. and Isabel Pizarro-Sánchez. 2002. Translation and ‘similarity-creating metaphors’ in specialised languages. Target 14 (1) : 43–73.
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This corpus-based research deals with the translation of metaphor in specialised texts. In these texts, metaphor is both a cognitive tool and aesthetic device. Some metaphors, particularly those which create a new similarity, seem to develop into technical terms, and this can cause translation problems. The study focuses on metaphors for ‘inflation’ in English economic texts, and their translation into Spanish. The translation strategies are analysed and their results assessed.
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