The Uphill Climb of Time for the Yupno of Papua New Guinea

For many of us, the concept of time is linear.¬†Whether French or Iraqi, the past is referred as behind oneself; the future as the far out expanse ahead. The metaphor seemed to stay constant and the embodied cognition of time was once thought to be universal. We now understand it to be strictly cultural. This... Continue Reading →

David Harrison speaks about “When Languages Die”

About 9 months ago, I shared some news of language extinction and the conservation efforts of K. David Harrison and David Anderson. My coverage was far from a thorough treatment of the subject, partially because I know little about the problem and the ways to remedy it. Fast forward to today, where I come across... Continue Reading →

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