Norwegian synes and tro and their English translations

Title: Norwegian synes and tro and their English translations
Source document: Brünner Beiträge zur Germanistik und Nordistik. 2016, vol. 30, iss. 1, pp. 167-183
  • ISSN
    1803-7380 (print)
    2336-4408 (online)
Type: Article
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The paper explores the possibility of using translation corpora for disambiguating the semantic content with some basic implications for second language acquisition. Norwegian verbs 'synes' and 'tro' are used as a baseline for the comparison. Their semantic content is systematically explored with help of the translation pairs found in the English-Norwegian Parallel Corpus. This article shows how translation corpora and contrastive analysis help to clarify similarities and differences in meaning and how it can clarify differences between the compared languages.
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