Brazilian cultural markers in translation: A model for a corpus-based glossary

Keywords: Brazilian cooking terminology, cultural markers, corpus linguistics

Abstract

Translations in the Brazilian culinary domain are often characterized by the use of inaccurate equivalents, a lack of fluency, and adaptations that lead to a mischaracterization of cultural references. This is due to a lack of reliable reference materials in that area which usually only offer a translation, without any context or explanation. To address these issues, this paper draws upon a corpus-informed methodology to devise a three-level entry – term/equivalent, appositive explanation and encyclopedic information – for Brazilian cooking terms in a Portuguese-English glossary aimed at translators and writers of culinary texts.

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Published
2020-05-05
How to Cite
Rebechi, R., & Tagnin, S. (2020). Brazilian cultural markers in translation: A model for a corpus-based glossary. Research in Corpus Linguistics, 8(1), 65-85. https://doi.org/10.32714/ricl.08.01.05