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A cross-linguistic analysis of the English verb cut and its Swedish counterparts
2007 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper is a cross-linguistic analysis of the English verb 'cut' and its Swedish counterparts. The essay examines whether there are any differences or similarities between the usage of 'cut' and its equivalences. It also examines whether the instruments used to perform the cutting in the different contexts affect the choice of equivalent or not. Due to the limited size of the essay, the analysis does not cover all contexts 'cut' can occur in. However, it examines the verb, as a single verb, and its counterparts both in some literal and metaphorical senses. The examined contexts are chosen from about forty examples in the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. The analysis shows that there are many counterparts to 'cut' in Swedish which are easier to determine if they occur in a concrete context performed with a specific tool, than in a metaphorical context. The essay also discusses the cross-linguistic analysis of 'cut' and its equivalences in relation to second language learning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Keyword [en]
Humanities Theology, Linguistics, semantics, cross-linguistics, English, Swedish
Keyword [sv]
Humaniora, Teologi
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-44808ISRN: LTU-CUPP--07/081--SELocal ID: 28dfc409-c36d-495d-9945-5ded0362d34eOAI: diva2:1018087
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
English, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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