Amelia C. Murdoch 2013 Speaker Series
Postmonolingualism and the Polyglot Urge: What It Means and What’s Left Behind
Sunday April 21, 2013 - 2-4 pm - Presented by Michael Erard, Ph.D.
Sometimes it seems that learning another language -- and sometimes several languages -- is growing more visible, if not actually becoming more popular as a pursuit. In his book about hyperpolyglots, Babel No More, Dr. Erard explored the neuroscience behind language learning talent and language accumulation. In this talk, he explores the culture and politics that shapes the urge to change one's brain, one's self, and one's status in the world through learning foreign languages even when one isn't part of a local multilingual community.
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