New York Times: Babel No More is “gripping,” “entertaining,” “informative”. Here’s the review from the Times. (Graphic by Ian Adelman). Babel No More by Michael Erard is described on the front cover as “the search for the world’s most extraordinary language learners.” The book. Among the most surprising qualities of “Babel No More,” Michael Erard’s globe- trekking adventure in search of the world’s virtuosos of.

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Read what others are saying about Babel No More. BackstoriesStory of the book. BackstoriesFor MediaStory of the book. PraiseReactionsStory of the book. If you’ve ever tried to learn another language, you know how much time, energy, and brain power is required.

Imagine a person who can pick up languages very easily. Someone who can navigate our world’s multilingual hullaballoo.


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Who can leap language barriers with a single bound. Who can learn without effort and remember indelibly. Such people aren’t parrots.

Michael Erard searched for these people, and when he found them — in history books and living among us — he tried to make sense of their linguistic feats and their mental powers.

His book answers the age-old question, What are the upper limits of the human ability to learn, remember, and eradr languages?

He is also the author of Um: Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking With Einstein, says An informed and even addictive guide to why some people pick up new languages so easily and how maybe you can too. Maria Popova of Brainpickings says Mark Peters, on Vocabulary. Erard is an expert tour guide, weaving an enjoyable, enlightening tale in which he’s the Indiana Jones of hyperpolyglots, braving snakepits muchael exaggeration and hoax.

Babel No More | The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners

Martha Barnette, co-host of radio’s A Way with Words, says This opens up a new area of research in the study of giftedness. Claude Cartaginese, editor of The Polyglot Project, says Deborah Fallows, author of Dreaming in Chinese, says Babel No More brings the genius language learners to life. Graphic by Ian Noo Where it all started BackstoriesStory of the book.


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Babel No More Video! Book trailer update 2 Hyperpolyglots in ActionStory of the book.