Explicit and tacit

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The aim of the present chapter is to evaluate the extent to which quantitative and qualitative methodologies used in translation studies interplay and what new insights are obtained as a consequence of investigating explicit corpus-based data with a more tacit semantic enquiry. The approach used is Cognitive Corpus-based Linguistic methodology as applied to contrastive and to corpus-based translation studies. What is presented and interpreted is a comparison between the frequency of use of lexical units, phrases (collocations) and sentence segments in the English-to-Polish or Polish-to-English original and translated texts, juxtaposed to those identified in respective mono-lingual corpora. The paper provides evidence that, combined with a comparison of keyness and collocation patterns as well as lexical equivalence patterns and metaphor inquiry (exemplified with a number of emotion words in translation), all these parameters give us a clue to language-specific imagery construal and reconceptualization processes in translation.


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