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Portuguese Customs – A Travel Blog

August 14, 2018 6:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Portuguese customs: I’m not talking about the cakes they bake at Christmas or the songs they sing – nothing so interesting! No, I’m talking about trying to get a package from back home through customs when you are traveling internationally. Travel Tip #1: Don’t bother having anyone send you anything.... read more

Geneva: Thoughts on Relative Fame

January 20, 2017 10:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Fame, what is it? I’m in Geneva to give a talk at a linguistics conference with an Atelier Saussure-Chomsky (atelier = workshop). A good reason such a conference is held in Geneva is because the Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913) lived and taught here. The American linguist Noam Chomsky... read more