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Grammatical Metaphor/Metonymy in the Treaty Establishing A Constitution for Europe: A Comparison between the English and Swedish Versions


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Title: Grammatical Metaphor/Metonymy in the Treaty Establishing A Constitution for Europe: A Comparison between the English and Swedish Versions
Authors: Stålhammar, Mall
Issue Date: 15-Sep-2006
University: Göteborg University
Institution: English Department
Extent: 262600 bytes
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Series/Report no.: NJES
Vol. 5, No. 1
Keywords: grammatical metaphor
Constitution
Europe
Abstract: In order to investigate the use of grammatical metaphor in comparable English and Swedish texts, the English and Swedish versions of the proposed Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe were analysed. Results show that the Swedish version prefers combinations of ad¬verbials and passive verb forms to corresponding active verb forms. In contrast, comparison with current Swedish usage shows that active verb forms occur in similar cases in general language. The term gram¬mati¬cal metonymy is p... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/695
Appears in Collections:NJES Volume 5, No. 1 (2006)

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