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.
Selected Essays on Translation Equivalence, Contrastive Linguistics and the Bilingual Dictionary
Selection of 24 essays by the dictionary researcher Reinhard Hartmann on 'Interlingual Lexicography', a genre much neglected in the literature, including interdisciplinary approaches to translation equivalence, its analysis in contrastive text linguistics and its treatment in the bilingual dictionary, with particular attention to the user perspective, in English and German.