James L. Davis (IJET-22)
James L. Davis is Professor and Director of the Technical Japanese Program in the Department of Engineering Professional Development at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A licensed Professional Engineer, he has worked as a chemical engineer in industry, has conducted research as a Fulbright Graduate Fellow at Kyoto University, and has been teaching technical Japanese at the University of Wisconsin since 1990. Davis is ATA-certified in Japaneseinto-English translation and served as Administrator of the Japanese Language Division of the ATA from 1993-95.
Japanese documents are often marked by a higher degree of ambiguity than is normally found in English documents. This characteristic forces the J-to-E translator to either recreate that ambiguity in the translation or provide information that must be gleaned from other places in...