Adventure Articles

Linguistic Residual Zone: New York City

April 29, 2016 9:00 am Published by 1 Comment

Linguist Johanna Nichols has identified two types of geographic zones relevant for comparative work in linguistics: the linguistic residual zone and the linguistic spread zone. Linguistic Residual Zones A linguistic residual zone tends to be a relatively small, often geographically enclosed area. A higher number of languages from different language families are spoken here... read more

Azumino: The Japanese Alps

April 26, 2016 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Azumino: The Japanese Alps This past weekend my son, Gerard, and I went to a most beautiful area of Japan, specifically Azumino City in Nagano Prefecture. The XVIII Winter Olympics were held in Nagano in 1998. So this event tells you the area is impressively mountainous. It also explains why... read more

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Cross-Cultural Gift-Giving: Seven Tips

January 14, 2016 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Cross-Cultural Gift-Giving: Nothing is more difficult. If you travel, you are going to give gifts and receive gifts. Here are a few things to know: Cross-Cultural Gift-Giving Tip #1: I’ve heard the story of a businessman from Connecticut who was invited to the wedding of his Chinese partner’s daughter. The... read more