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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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Terrorism Coloring Books Are the Wrong Way to Teach Kids About the World

Lifestyle : The Stir By CafeMom: News & Views (11 hours ago)

Post by Lisa Fogarty. There's no question that a great many kids learn best when they use their hands and create something. I can speak until the cows come home to my daughter about a cube, for example, but the day she built one usi... 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

So you want to learn a foreign language?

Lifestyle : Confessions of a Pioneer Woman (3 years ago)

By Kristen Chase. I’ve always believed in the importance of learning a foreign language, but for someone who speaks very little German thanks to home school lessons from my German grandmother, the idea of teaching my kids a language... Read Post

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