"Many students of language are astounded by the fact that there are languages which lack tense. This confusion results from the fact that they do not realize that time is a semantic construct and tense is a linguistic one. All languages have ways of speaking about time, a semantic construct. Not all languages have linguistic markers of time, tense. Languages that lack tense, use time words to signal events that take place in the past, present, or future. With the passage of time, these time words become attached to verbs and the resulting conflation is known as tense. English has only two tenses: the present and the past. The future occurs as a time construct, but not as a linguistic one. In order to talk about the future in English, one must use a construction that employs the model will."
(Robert N. St. Clair, University of Louisville)
"The aim of Culture.Info is to be the first port-of-call for users seeking cultural information on a particular topic. Each Culture.Info sub-portal will provide a carefully researched set of listings of links to information that is more focused and useful than can usually be obtained from the vast majority of existing listings or search engines.
Cultural areas will be added in due course in the following key areas:
* Heritage – including archaeology, archives, conservation, history, heritage, museums
* Media – including advertising, broadcasting, digital & new media, film, games, publishing, radio, television
* Performing – including circus, comedy, dance, festivals, music, opera, puppetry, theatre
* Pursuits – including antiques & collecting, hobbies & pastimes, outdoor activities
* Sport – individual and team, and also sports involving animals
* Visual – including architecture, crafts, design, exhibitions, galleries, painting, photography, sculpture
* Words – including books & literature, languages, libraries, reading, writing
* A place could be a country, a region or even a city."