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Post time 2006-7-30 14:44:57 |Display all floors
Originally posted by buaawj at 2006-7-30 12:22

Anyway it is a good start for a researcher.

楼上,话可不是这样说。问题不在于 "Ophthamology Hospital" 和 "Eye Hospital" 是否同一件事物的两个“不同说法”,也不在于将 "Eye" 改成 "Ophthamology" 是否会给 "researchers" 提供一个 "good start"。问题在于这些专家们为什么认定 "Eye Hospital" 是“中式英语”表达,而 "Ophthamology Hospital" 则是正规英语表达。我们在这里要问的问题是:

他们这样的认定有什么根据?他们在当下中国英语教学和翻译界,是什么地位?他们以这样的地位,而如此不负责任地下结论,又会造成怎样的影响?

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Post time 2006-7-30 15:00:13 |Display all floors
原评论删去

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Post time 2006-7-30 17:01:20 |Display all floors

Even Homer sometimes nods.

Fairly speaking, you cannot negate their scholarship just from ONE example.

Can you pick out more examples?

Your post is great.
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Post time 2006-7-30 18:58:52 |Display all floors
Originally posted by linjian at 2006-7-30 17:01
Fairly speaking, you cannot negate their scholarship just from ONE example.

Can you pick out more examples?

Your post is great.


please search for "ptbptb" and you will see more examples of how your Homer nods quite often

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Post time 2006-7-30 20:11:27 |Display all floors
的确,人总会犯错误。错误并不可怕,改了就好。可怕的是错误由别人指出后仍然坚持不改,一而再,再而三地错下去,而且范围越来越大,从国内到国际。

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Post time 2006-7-31 01:21:23 |Display all floors
Originally posted by linjian at 2006-7-30 17:01
Even Homer sometimes nods.

Fairly speaking, you cannot negate their scholarship just from ONE example.

No question that we all make mistakes. However, the error as pointed out by ptb on floor #1 is significant and demonstrative. I say it is significant because a keynote speaker has used it as an example to illustrate the so-called "Chinese English" in an international conference held in China, where the attendees are all professional translators. It is demonstrative in that proving the opposite to his conclusion is too easy. If he ever bothered to make a Google search, within 30 seconds, he would learn that "Eye Hospital" is a popularly used English term, instead of a Chinglish.

Is this keynote speaker a scholar? I am afraid there is no sure answer. It can be either yes or no. I would say he is because he was certainly a scholar. For no, because I could see little scholarship in him now, from the type of errors he has succeeded in making, but only ignorance. The guy doesn't even know Google search!

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Post time 2006-7-31 01:45:29 |Display all floors
Originally posted by nyleda at 2006-7-31 01:21

The guy doesn't even know Google search!




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