Love and Linguistics I

Love and Linguistics I

Love and Linguistics I & II are blog posts about me and my work. At the same time I’m hoping they’ll provide occasions for you to think through your passions and life career choices. I am often asked two questions: How does it happen that I am both a professional...
Speak American

Speak American

Today’s post features guest blogger Philip M. Carter, my co-author on the new book Languages in the World. In a 2015 interview with CNN, former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sara Palin stated that if you are in the United States, you must...
Cross Cultural Gift Giving

Cross Cultural Gift Giving

Nothing is more difficult. I’ve heard the story of a businessman from Connecticut who was invited to the wedding of his Chinese partner’s daughter. The American businessman thought it was a good idea to give the bride a Seth Thomas clock, since it was the symbol of...