Have you ever dreamed of being able to speak dozens of languages? A new book, Babel No More
by journalist Michael Erard, traces the history of people who can do just that: hyperpolyglots, people who speak 11 or more languages.
Obviously, hyperpolyglotism is a trained skill. No one just wakes up speaking multiple languages, but there may be factors that make it easier. As Erard told the Huffington Post
, “Hyperpolyglots are not born, and they are not made, but they are born to be made. There is a finite subset of the human population which has the right neurological equipment for learning and using lots of languages.”
Learn more about the book here
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