The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language Consider the internet and its potential to connect everyone. This is nothing new, says Christine Keneally. Language, she maintains, is the “first virtual world” where we are online all the time. It is unclear how we got there. Language is in our minds, our conversations, and our perceptions. It can be preserved in … [Read more...] about The First Word
David Bellos, the author of Is That a Fish in Your Ear? is the director of Princeton University’s program in Translation and Intercultural Communication. Graduates of this program might get work in international legal firms, as interpreters in government, or translating blockbuster novels. The title refers to the Babel-fish of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which, when … [Read more...] about Is That a Fish in Your Ear?