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The Translation of Idiomatic Expressions Metaphorical Low-Deductible: contributions to phraseological bilingual studies

Grant number: 14/03283-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2014
Effective date (End): February 29, 2016
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Linguistic Theory and Analysis
Principal Investigator:Marilei Amadeu Sabino
Grantee:Eloísa Moriel Valença
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil


This research aims to analyze Italian Idiomatic Expressions that have cultural elements in its constitution whose metaphos are low-deductible. For Idioms of low-deductible metaphorical we understand those combinations that present, in its constitution, historical, geographical, religious, mythological or even simply linguistic elements that are typical or significant only in the source language (Italian, here). This means that its semantic stuff does not help or provide clues to the translation in the target language (Portuguese, in our research). We will focus our research on Idiomatic Expressions. Before proposing translations for these phraseologisms, we will analyze their metaphors, and will select the context of use in which they appear. The research will reflect on various subjects such as: phraseologisms, idioms, metaphor and metonymy, translation modalities, notion of equivalence, corpus, among others. The corpus of this research will be selected in special dictionaries of Idiomatic Expressions and monolingual dictionaries in Italian language. The selection of Phraseologisms will be based on the frequency they appear in the reference materials. To check their occurrence frequencies, we use the web as corpus, since in traditional corpora, there is usually not enough to attest to the current use of Phraseologisms. In a second step, we intend to develop a practical part which includes the selection and typological classification of the low-deductible metaphorical phraseologisms, the analysis of their metaphors; the proposed translational correspondences; and the development of a small lexicographical material. For discussions concerning the phraseological studies, in this work, we will rely on authors like Tagnin (1989 ), Xatara (1995 ), Corpas Pastor (1996 ), Ortíz Alvarez (1997 ), to name a few. Based on the considerations made above , we realize how complex is the process of idiomatic Phraseologisms translation from one language to another, as it involves the understanding of its metaphors, as well as the culture of its people, and not simply an analysis of its linguistic structure. To support our reasoning about the metaphors we use Lakoff and Johnson (2002)'s and Kovecses' theories.

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VALENÇA, Eloísa Moriel. The translation of idiomatic expressions of metaphorical low-deductible: contributions to phraseological bilingual studies. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Instituto de Biociências Letras e Ciências Exatas. São José do Rio Preto São José do Rio Preto.

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