Germany – A Country of Immigrants?

Last Sunday, when Bavaria voted to shift the local political balance for the first time in 60 years and send the cold shiver of irrelevance down the spines of major traditional party leaders, structural factors were invoked. So, has the population structure really changed that much during the past electoral cycle? Let's have a look. … Continue reading Germany – A Country of Immigrants?

Cooperative Communication and Grice’s 4 Maxims

Some time ago I promised to offer you a more in-depth look at pragmatics, the principle of cooperative communication, and the 4 Gricean Maxims. I owe it to all of you patient readers to deliver on that promise, so let me just apologize for the delay and pick up where I left off. I've been … Continue reading Cooperative Communication and Grice’s 4 Maxims

2016 Translation News

Only three more days until 2017! But before we leave 2016 behind to embark on new adventures, here are some of the most interesting linguistic news directly from the ATA headquarters: Wikitongues, a non-profit organization based in New York, wants to help preserve and record linguistic diversity. It has volunteers in 40 countries, who have recorded over … Continue reading 2016 Translation News

În curând, în UE, o serie de documente oficiale nu vor mai necesita traducere autorizată şi apostilă

Conform unei propuneri de Regulament publicată de Comisia Europeană în 24.04.2013, şi aflată actualmente în proces avansat de aprobare, în interesul facilitării liberei circulaţii şi simplificării birocraţiei, o serie de documente emise de autorităţile statelor membre vor putea fi prezentate în alte state membre în original + copie nelegalizată (fără apostilă) sau în original + … Continue reading În curând, în UE, o serie de documente oficiale nu vor mai necesita traducere autorizată şi apostilă

(Emotional) Romanian Moms of The World

So I did the unthinkable today - this first day of school in Bavaria - and lunged to kiss the teacher's cheek. I was entering the classroom with my son, feeling grateful and high, and for some reason this felt like the most natural thing to do. What was I thinking??? It wasn't enough to … Continue reading (Emotional) Romanian Moms of The World

3(+2!) Tips For Doing Business With Romanians

Of course there is much more to Romania than the going clichés and stereotypes about maddening traffic, beautiful women and gentle landscapes, rude government clerks, fatty foods and loud partying. As a Romanian who has been living abroad for a third of her life (first in the United States and more recently in Germany), I hope I … Continue reading 3(+2!) Tips For Doing Business With Romanians