Moor Incorekt Speling

…. ability to spell a bonus.   I realise that all these signs are completely understandable, and that there is a movement towards phonetic spelling online in texts and SMS messages. But how are people whose first language is not English supposed to look up these words in the dictionary? Advertisements Continue reading

Heartful Visit

Heartful Visit

Hello! Hello! At this moment, from my hotel window, I am looking out over the airfield of the Yokota US airbase.  There is some kind of helicopter training exercise going on. Yes, I’m back in Japan but just on a whistle-stop data-gathering visit. I’m interviewing foreigners with interesting and/or unusual lives, and I’m also taking … Continue reading

Dojinshi

Dojinshi

MA dissertation submitted – UEA mafiosa code of silence now ended. I’m back! Last semester on the MA, I took a publishing course, and I thought the essay component would be a good opportunity to look into manga and the Japanese publishing industry. I have never been a manga fan. My only real experience of … Continue reading