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Speaking in Tongues

3 years agoNews : The Daily Beast

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.
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How Many Languages Can One Person Learn?

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (3 years ago)

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

Learn To Speak The Dothraki Language From 'Game Of Thrones' With Muzzy

Humor : Huffington Post: Comedy (11 months ago)

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


Academics / Linguistics : Language Hat (3 years ago)

Back in 2009 I posted about Michael Erard's Babel No More project ("a book about language superlearners and the upper limits of the human ability to learn and speak languages"); now the book is out (well, it's not actually available... Read Post

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