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Author Erard, Michael.
Title Babel no more : the search for the world's most extraordinary language learners / Michael Erard.
Published New York : Free Press, 2012.
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 Floor4  P112 .E73 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Description 306 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-294) and index.
Contents Pt. 1. Question: into the cardinal's labyrinth -- pt. 2. Approach: tracking down hyperpolyglots -- pt. 3. Revelation: the brain whispers -- pt. 4. Elaboration: the brains of Babel -- pt. 5. Arrival: the hyperpolyglot of Flanders.
Summary Assesses historical "hyperpolyglot" linguistic high achievers who demonstrated an extraordinary capacity for learning and speaking languages, and explains the sources of such abilities and what it reveals about the nature of memory and language.
Subject Historical linguistics.
ISBN 9781451628258 (hc)
1451628250 (hc)
OCLC number 694395290