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BABEL NO MORE: The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners

Michael Erard
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Erard sets out on a quest to meet language superlearners and make sense of their mental powers. On the way he discovers historical figures like the 19th-century Italian cardinal Giuseppe Mezzofanti, said to speak 72 languages; Emil Krebs, the German diplomat who spoke 68 languages; and many others. Illus.

Format: Hardbound Pages: 306 Publisher: Free Press

ISBN: 9781451628258 Item #: 6494765

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