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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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THE BOOKSHELF: BABEL NO MORE.

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

John Medina, Ph.D.: Can Speaking 'Parentese' To Your Baby Make Her Smarter? (VIDEO)

Lifestyle : Huffington Post: Living Blog (4 years ago)

Few interactions with children are as much fun as learning to speak their language. As they learn to speak ours, heaping tablespoons of words into their minds is one of the healthiest things parents can do for their brains. 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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