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    • Babel No More

    • The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners
    • By: Michael Erard
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We all learn at least one language as children. But what does it take to learn six languages...or seventy? In Babel No More, Michael Erard, "a monolingual with benefits," sets out on a quest to meet language superlearners and make sense of their mental powers. On the way he uncovers the secrets of historical figures like Italian cardinal Giuseppe Mezzofanti, who was said to speak seventy-two languages; Emil Krebs, a pugnacious German diplomat, who spoke sixty-eight languages; and Lomb Kat, a Hungarian who taught herself Russian by reading Russian romance novels.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By Faisal Karkari on 10-20-13

    Regular price: $19.95