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See the [http://languagemuseum.org/.Events page] for the Museum's schedule of talks on the languages of the current exhibit.
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|−|Saturday November 8 ; 2 - 4 pm ''' Lost In Translation: Collaborative Translation of Chinese Poetry''' |+|
|−|Liang Huichun, University of Maryland & Steven Schroeder, Shenzhen University and the University of Chicago | |
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|−|'December 7; ''' Annual NML Holiday reception''' 1- 4 pm in the Exhibit Hall. Come and meet fellow members and others interested in language. |+|
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|−|Sunday January 25; 2 – 4 pm ''' Discourses in Dying Languages: My Story With Yiddish''' |+|
|−|Miriam Isaacs, Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies, University of Maryland |+|
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|−|Sunday February 22; 2 – 4 pm Topic:' '' Persian Poetry and Calligraphy'' ' | |
|−|Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, Director of The Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute of Persian Studies. | |
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See the NML Events page for the Museum's schedule of talks on the languages of the current exhibit.
Our next event is part of the 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.
Michael Erard is an author, linguist, and senior researcher at the FrameWorks Institute. His second book, Babel No More: The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners, was published in 2012, and is currently working on a third book about alphabet makers in the modern world. He is also a member of the Museum's Board of Trustees.