Monthly Archives: March 2013

“It’s complicated” – The relationship between language and thought

“What language do you think in?” As a linguist hailing from a country where linguists are something of a rare species, this is a question I have been asked quite often over the course of my life. In many ways, … Continue reading

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Berlin’s Market Halls – a hidden history I’ve been at it again – over at Slow Travel Berlin, you can find my latest article on the history – and recent revival – of Berlin’s grand nineteenth century market halls. It … Continue reading

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Androids and Englishmen – A terribly good lineage

This Monday, as my working day began, I cracked open Google to research some German term or other, and found myself immediately distracted by something far more interesting. March 11th would have been writer Douglas Adams’s 61st birthday, and Google … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman – “Make Good Art”

I am about to embark on a weekend of writing, my first for a couple of weeks. Sometimes the rest of the world catches up with me, and I find I have less time for what I love doing. This … Continue reading

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