Keyword: author: chris livaccari
An interview with Chris Livaccari, whose new book touts the many virtues of multilingualism
Learning a second language is about more than getting ahead — it teaches a whole new way of thinking.
On International Mother Language Day, Asia Society's Chris Livaccari argues that while a lingua franca is important, so is linguistic diversity.
What's in a name? Territorial disputes in the Pacific tap into an older tradition of organizing reality through naming.
What's lost in translation can have serious consequences. Or it can just be a lot of fun.
"When I first went to China in the mid-1990s," writes Asia Society's Chris Livaccari, "I often felt like a zoo animal with all the attention I got just from walking down the street."
Michael Erard's new book, <i>Babel No More</i>, demonstrates that there's much more to being fluent in another language than mastering grammar and vocabulary.
U.S. schools are beginning to see the value in teaching the world's most commonly spoken language. And hopefully the reasons are not just economic, writes Chris Livaccari.
The debate over the presidential hopeful's proficiency in Mandarin Chinese may ultimately miss the point.