The dynamics of terms in accounting

  • What the construction of the accounting dictionaries reveals about metaphorical terms in culture-bound subject fields
  • Pedro A. Fuertes Olivera, Sandro Nielsen
  • Terminology International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Issues in Specialized Communication, June 2011, John Benjamins
  • DOI: 10.1075/term.17.1.09fue

Metaphors in Financial Reporting

What is it about?

English is the language to use when making financial reporting in an international context. The language used changes regularly as the financial world changes. Financial texts contain many metaphors in English and these metaphors are difficult to translate to other languages and this paper discusses problems of translating English financial metaphors into Spanish so that Spanish readers of the texts can properly understand the messages and the contexts.

Why is it important?

This paper explains how metaphors can appear and be translated in financial texts. It provides examples of how translations has been made from English into Danish and Spanish and why these translations are sometimes successful and sometimes not.

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The following have contributed to this page: Dr Pedro A. Fuertes-Olivera and Dr Sandro Nielsen