Matching relations in Borges' la muerte y la brújula: an exercise in linguistic stylistics

  • Malcolm Coulthard Universidad de Chile

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This article introduces and exemplifies a pervasive linguistic feature of literary and non-literary texts, the matching relation, and then sets out to demonstrate how matching relations are a basic organising device of the Borges short story. A close examination of the text shows how carefully constructed and worded the original is and how important clues are conveyed through the matching relations. A brief comparison of several translations shows that some of these crucial matching relations are obscured by careles translation.
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Coulthard, M. (2017). Matching relations in Borges' la muerte y la brújula: an exercise in linguistic stylistics. Lenguas Modernas, (17), 57 - 62. Consultado de https://lenguasmodernas.uchile.cl/index.php/LM/article/view/45810/47838
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2017-05-03