A CONTRASTIVE ANALYSIS OF METAPHORS AND PHRASEMES IN LSP

Author:
Dragica Bukovčan
Email:
dbukovca@fkz.hr
Summary
The paper presents the results of a functional comparative analysis of selected LSP phrasemes and metaphors in English, German and Croatian. A qualitative small scale research was conducted with the purpose of exploring the variety of figurative language in three different disciplines (medicine, economy and law) across languages and cultures and the goal was to confirm the claimed universality and complexity of LSP phraseology in general. Our research has also revealed that the variety of metaphorical concepts and mappings are culturally embedded and influenced by traditional roots which might lead to miscommunication in professional environment and cause misunderstandings at all levels of technical communication. This phenomenon should be explored further in a large scale study focused on the particularities of LSP phraseology and metaphorology.
Key words
metaphors and phrasemes in LSP; LSP communication; functional comparative analysis
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