On The Translations of Public Signs
Public signs at parks, streets are for help, yet some of the translations have aroused confusions among visitors who may not realize English is a foreign language to the translators. People from both China and the other cultures have shown concerns over the issue. This paper, based on collecting and analyzing the sign translations at parks, streets, attempts to work out reasons why the translated version is misleading and to propose some cautions to avoid those problems.
Index Terms - Translation, public signs, communication