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A prototype based approach to the translation of Malay and English idioms (2003)
Book Chapter
Charteris-Black, J. (2003). A prototype based approach to the translation of Malay and English idioms. In S. Granger,, J. Lerot, & S. Petch-Tyson (Eds.), Corpus Based Approaches to Contrastive Linguistics and Translation Studies, 123-240. Editions Rodopi B.V

The aim of this paper is to establish a principled basis for the translation of English and Malay idioms and to consider some of the ways that a corpus can be used to assist in this task. Initially a number of problems with corpus based research of a... Read More about A prototype based approach to the translation of Malay and English idioms.

Second Language Figurative Proficiency: A Comparative Study of Malay and English (2002)
Journal Article
Charteris-Black, J. (2002). Second Language Figurative Proficiency: A Comparative Study of Malay and English. Applied Linguistics, 23(1), 104-133+156. https://doi.org/10.1093/applin/23.1.104

This paper explores the potential of cognitive linguistic notions such as conceptual metaphor and conceptual metonym for comparing the figurative phraseologies of English and Malay and anticipating second language learner difficulty. A comparative an... Read More about Second Language Figurative Proficiency: A Comparative Study of Malay and English.