LINGUIST List 12.1527

Sun Jun 10 2001

Qs: Web Translations/Reliability, Children's Lang

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  1. Denis Kazakov, Reliability of Internet for Linguistic Purposes
  2. Zouhair Maalej, Metaphor and Analogy in Explanations

Message 1: Reliability of Internet for Linguistic Purposes

Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 21:50:04 +0400
From: Denis Kazakov <translation_servicemtu-net.ru>
Subject: Reliability of Internet for Linguistic Purposes

A few weeks ago I saw somebody mentioning that he used Google to see how
some English phrases are used or something.
I often use Alta Vista or Yahoo in my work as a translator to find out "if
it is said this way in such and such language."
Does anybody have any data on the validity of such searches? Do they have
any quantitative value?
Any other data on the use of the Internet search engines for linguistic
purposes?
Best regards,
Denis Kazakov.
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Message 2: Metaphor and Analogy in Explanations

Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 21:09:06 +0200
From: Zouhair Maalej <zmaalejgnet.tn>
Subject: Metaphor and Analogy in Explanations



Dear colleagues,
I was wondering whether any work has been done on the use of metaphor and/or
analogy in explanations in child-parent, child-doctor, child-teacher, and
child-child talks. Leads for references and corpora, if available, in this
area are particularly desirable. Your help will be greatly appreciated. I
promise a summary if the responses to be received justify it.

Many thanks in advance for your collaboration .
Regards
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Dr Zouhair Maalej,
Department of English, Chair,
Faculty of Letters,
University of Manouba,
Tunis-Manouba, 2010, Tunis, Tunisia.
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