Simplifying metaphorical language for young readers: A corpus study on news text

WS 2017 Magdalena WolskaYulia Clausen

The paper presents first results of an ongoing project on text simplification focusing on linguistic metaphors. Based on an analysis of a parallel corpus of news text professionally simplified for different grade levels, we identify six types of simplification choices falling into two broad categories: preserving metaphors or dropping them... (read more)

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