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Babel No More: The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners by Michael Erard
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Listen to Michael Erard on NPR’s “Diane Rehm”

January 26, 2012


Listen in as Erard (BABEL NO MORE) and Gary Marcus (GUITAR ZERO) discuss a variety of issues related to language-learning, music and the brain. Favorite moment: Erard points out how silimar the words for "cauliflower" and "syphilis" are in Chinese, and how this has the potential to prove very embarrassing for for the novice when ordering dinner at a restaurant in Shanghai. 

http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2012-01-25/language-music-and-brain