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Garbage collection: Analysing terminology and metaphors in an uncooperative environment
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study analyses the translation of metaphors and terminology in an article regarding garbage disposal. The aim is to analyse problems occurring when translating metaphors and terminology in said article. While translating, terms were identified and translated with the help of a computer scientist and the results were analysed and discussed. Even though the study is not big enough to draw any major conclusions it was noticed that there was a difference in connotations found in texts discussing computer science and general meanings. What also was noticed was the usage of the coined Swedish terms in academic texts in contrast to the usage of borrowed terminology found on forums. Finally, the results showed that the terminology does not need to be translated to be understood since lectures and course literature are mainly written in English and the reason for using a Swedish equivalent is mainly to give the target text a cultural flavour. 

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2012. , 22 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-21605OAI: diva2:551277
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Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-10-11 Created: 2012-09-10 Last updated: 2012-10-11Bibliographically approved

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