The recipe for a happy life, according to Aurelia d’Andrea, calls for one part great food, one part travel-adventure, and two parts companionship (human and animal, in equal measure). She’s…

Ever since the anthropologist Franz Boas said “language is the window on the soul,” linguists have been debating just what kind of soul he meant: Literal?  Figurative?  Spiritual?  Emotional?  While…