Joyce Arthur - Polyglots and Linguistics

While most of us struggle (and often fail) at becoming fluent in a second language, 3% of the world's population speak more than four languages, and under 1% are polyglots who speak five or more languages fluently. But some people are “hyperpolyglots” able to speak at least 6 languages fluently. How is this possible? Are hyperpolyglots different from the rest of us, or can they show us the keys to learning a new language?  This talk will explore the human brain’s amazing capacity for learning language, provide a few fun statistics around languages, and share stories of a few hyperpolyglots and how they do it.

All are welcome to attend. Join us at 10 am for BYO coffee, tea, and socializing. At 10:30 am we start our presentation and discuss topics of interest to our members.

The BC Humanist Association was formed in 1984 and we have a regular attendance of over 30 people at our Sunday meetings.

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November 15, 2015 at 10:00am - 12pm Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Oakridge Seniors Centre
650 W 41st Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2M9
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