A LINGUISTIC ‘SOUP’ AND A SEMANTIC FALSE FRIENDSHIP PUBLISHEDAlina-Andreea DRAGOESCU Astrid-Simone GROSZLER
The paper surveys a variety of types of soup, with the purpose of differentiating between the meanings of ‘soup’, ‘broth’ and the Romanian ‘borş’ or the Eastern-European ‘borsh’. A major hypothesis is that Romanian learners of English for specific purposes (in this case students specializing in food services) should discriminate between the meanings of these ‘false friends’ in order to grasp the differences between them correctly. The paper makes reference to the linguistic and semantic differences and similarities between the Romanian and English meanings of ‘soup’ (ciorbă), ‘broth’ (supă) and their derivatives, as well as to the borrowings from other languages (most often French and Asian) containing the word ‘soup’.
Soup; Noun phrase; Semantic Approach