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Metaphors and Translation: A Study of Figurative Language in the Works of Astrid Lindgren
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to find out if there are any differences in the use of metaphors and similes in children’s literature translated from Swedish into English. With two books selected by the same Swedish author, three groups of metaphors were studied -- structural, orientational and ontological metaphors -- as well as two groups of similes -- same image and similar image similes. The result showed that the Swedish versions of the two books contained more metaphors than the English versions, whereas the similes occurred to the same extent in both languages. 

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2010.
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Lindgren, children’s literature, metaphors, similes, translation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-11750OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-11750DiVA, id: diva2:327828
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2010-08-31 Created: 2010-06-22 Last updated: 2010-08-31Bibliographically approved

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