Quick Money at the Expense of Professional Reputation

Reading the recent Chinese newspaper, there was a short report on a Chinese interpreter who helped driving theory test examinees pass the test by not just interpreting the questions, but also giving the right answers. In exchange for the “favour”, she was...

Chinese Gift-giving Taboo

In the Chartered Institute of Linguists magazine “The Linguist” (Feb-Mar 2013), James Farmer wrote an interesting little article about his experience with gift-giving taboos. He was working in the UK Service back in the 90s, promoting trade to Japan. A...

When a Nation is Defined by a Book

Together with the fairy tale I mentioned in my last blog (see http://evaxu.com/archives/translating/are-children-more-tolerant-to-translationese/), I also read again “Vater und Sohn” (“Father and Son”) by E.O.Plauen. It was another favourite of...