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Semantics and Pragmatics of False Friends

Semantics and Pragmatics of False Friends by Pedro J. Chamizo-Domínguez
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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.

Taylor and Francis; September 2012
200 pages; ISBN 9781135908614
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Title: Semantics and Pragmatics of False Friends
Author: Pedro J. Chamizo-Domínguez
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