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Speaker: Dr Li Lan, Associate Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Location: Room A130, College Building
How do metaphors translate with reference to language and culture? How is communication of meaning achieved? This investigation looks at linguistic, cognitive and cross-cultural similarities and variations of metaphors translated from English to Chinese in contemporary prose journalism. The study is based on a parallel corpus. 204 articles in the column 'Leaders' of The Economist were collected online, and their Chinese translations were gathered from a recognized Chinese website ECO.