How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
Covering a number of European languages from Portuguese to Hungarian, this volume includes many new studies of translation patterns using parallel corpora focusing on particular linguistic features, as well as broader-ranging contributions on translation 'universals'. Chapter 1sets the scene by tracing the origins of modern corpus-based studies to earlier developments in Linguistics.