Friday, 27 January 2012

jobs, languages and grammar

Courtesy of Raisa McNab of STP Nordic who gave a great workshop for us today on project management and quality assurance (thank you Raisa!), I have just come across the jobs site Adaptive Globalization, which seems an excellent source of prospects for those of our readers on the lookout for jobs. As always, German and Scandinavian languages are in high demand. Or indeed, as one recently seen advertisement put it, Nordic languages are 'especially sort after'.

Google gives 13,000+ hits for 'especially sort after', so I presume that it's only a matter of time before 'sought' joins 'boughten' and 'wroken' in the great retirement home for obsolete past participles. Meanwhile, I take consolation in the fact that, on the BBC at least, the past participle is alive and well:

Coincidentally, I also recently saw that the University of Leicester are offering three part-scholarships for the academic year 2012-2013 for their MA Translation Studies course, which includes Danish, Norwegian and Swedish as course languages.

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