Sociolinguistcs – Spoken Discourse Reveals Its Secrets

Do you speak the same when you're talking to your mother in the kitchen or when you're addressing the CEO of your company during a business meeting? Do you use the same words, sentence structures, or even the same language with your childhood pals as with your insurance consultant? Of course you don't. None of … Continue reading Sociolinguistcs – Spoken Discourse Reveals Its Secrets

Romania – Primeval beauty… and a few market facts

Off the beaten path: Romania, Europe's tender wilderness. Here, the Cerna Valley and its surroundings, in the country's southwest. The scenery, a soft primordial crescendo. The climate mild, the people welcoming. And the fragrances - whether wild flowers and acacia or the smell of home-cooked meals - irresistible. According to a recent report conducted by … Continue reading Romania – Primeval beauty… and a few market facts

Happy International Translation Day!

Es ist wieder soweit! September 30 is International Translation Day! Our profession has come a long way: "From fountain pens to typewriters to speech recognition. From index cards to electronic dictionaries and the knowledge highway" (you can read the full IFT communiqué here). The market for translation services is truly global in scope and nature, and … Continue reading Happy International Translation Day!

Scurt ghid pentru emigrarea în Germania – disponibil pe Amazon Europe

Am aprobat draftul final al ghidului pentru proaspeţii imigranţi în Germania (sau pentru cei care intenţionează să facă acest pas), axat în special pe landul Bavaria pe care îl cunosc mai bine. Este o primă ediţie tipărită într-un interval scurt de timp (sub rezerva eventualelor omisiuni sau modificări ulterioare). În mare, temele abordate sunt următoarele: … Continue reading Scurt ghid pentru emigrarea în Germania – disponibil pe Amazon Europe

Irrationality and Eastern Hospitality – Is There A Link?

Yes, as a matter of fact. Only it's probably not what you might be tempted to think. Ok, ok, so I used a pompous and controversial title to capture your attention and to stir your interest. Did it work? 😉 It's been a while since I first stumbled upon Dan Ariely and his extensive research … Continue reading Irrationality and Eastern Hospitality – Is There A Link?