Language and American Perceptions of the World

Imagine for a moment that you were preparing for a fact-finding trip to a foreign country and that you had to choose between background reports produced by two competing informants. The first is by a person who has visited the place on a number of occasions in controlled situations (planned group visits, study tours, and … Continue reading “Language and American Perceptions of the World”

Intl. Support Mounts for Jailed Journalist

Since Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi was sentenced to eight years in prison last week on the charge of spying for foreign governments, human rights and press freedom groups have become increasingly critical of the political nature of her case and the harsh and unprecedented penalty. A dual citizen of the U.S. and Iran, Saberi, 31, … Continue reading “Intl. Support Mounts for Jailed Journalist”