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Research project

Sociocultural Conceptualizations: The Difficulties in the Translation of German Words into French.


Gallez Françoise, De Knop Sabine.


Collection of German words which can hardly be translated into French, description of the linguistic problems encountered when translating these words and development of strategies in order to facilitate the acquisition of these almost untranslatable words and their concepts by French speakers.

In this context, presentation of a talk at the "Belgischer Germanisten- und Deutschlehrerverband" on May 12,2007: ""Hitzefrei, Rabenmutter und Fremdbestimmung : Über schwer zu übersetzende deutsche Sprachzeichen" and publication of this talk.



translation methods / untranslatables / cognitive linguistics / German-French.