Why would someone learn 20 or 50 languages? Michael Erard meets a hyperpolygot who doesn’t even want to speak the numerous languages he’s learning.
Graeme Wood reviews Michael Erard's Babel No More: Hyperpolyglots argue that what they do is not fluent speaking but instead a sort of mechanical reproduction, a robotic trick rather than a human skill. Hale, an MIT professor who di... Read Post
Learning a new language is hard, and it always seems like those less-frequently spoken tongues have limited teaching resources. So what if you wanted to learn, say, the Dothraki language of "Game of Thrones"? Unfortunately, Khal Dro... Read Post