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Collocational Constructions in Translated Spanish: What Corpora Reveal

  • Gloria Corpas Pastor
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10596)

Abstract

In recent years, Construction Grammar has emerged as an enhanced theoretical framework for studies on phraseology in general, and particularly for collocational analysis. This paper aims at contributing to the study of collocational constructions in translated Spanish. To this end, the construction [V PP_ de miedo ] is analysed in detail. Our methodology is corpus-based and compares subtitled translations with general Spanish, American Spanish and Peninsular Spanish. The findings suggest that collocational constructions in translated Spanish have a clear preference for the Peninsular standard. They reflect features of translationese, as well as universal traits such as simplification, normalisation, and convergence. Another interesting finding refers to corpus selection, as giga-token corpora appear to provide more fine-grained analysis that conventional, balanced corpora.

Keywords

Collocation Collocational construction Translated spanish Simplification Normalisation Subtitled translations Corpus 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The research presented in this paper has been partially carried out in the framework of the research projects Inteliterm (FFI2012–38881), Termitur (HUM2754) and Vip (FFI2016-75831-P).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Translation and InterpretingUniversity of MalagaMálagaSpain
  2. 2.RIILPUniversity of WolverhamptonWolverhamptonUK

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