Author: Pedro J Chamizo-Domínguez
Electronic: ISBN: 9780203941775 Pages: 200 Price: U.S. $ 125.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415957205 Pages: 200 Price: U.S. $ 125.00
This book approaches the topic of false friends from a theoretical perspective, arguing that false friends carry out a positive role as a cognitive device, mainly in literature and jokes, and suggesting some pragmatic strategies in order to restore the original sense of a text/utterance when a given translator (or a foreign speaker) falls victim to false friends. This theoretical account is successively verified by appealing to texts from the fields of literature, science, philosophy, journalism, and everyday speech.