Top 10 books to polyglots

When you are a nerd polyglot, you like to learn languages, but not only that. You want to know more about the differences between languages, the effects of learning a new language, how regular people learn languages and the role of languages in the human history. Therefore, today I am presenting a list of ten books for curious polyglots.

Babel No MoreBabel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners by Michael Erard

One of my favorite books. In this book, Michael Erard investigates the lives of great polyglots, from the past and present, to discover the secret of a hiperpolyglot. What makes someone learn fluently six languages or more? There is a common denominator among these great learners? What science has to say on the subject? Book available in English, Russian, Arabic, Korean, French and Chinese.

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Language is a human instinct, is part of us. In this book, Steven Pinker shows us how the human language works, addressing various topics, such as the acquisition of language by children, how the brain understands it and how it evolves. The book received the William James Award of the American Association of Psychology and Public Interest Award of the Society American Linguistics. Continue reading

Bestsellers in Brazil – January 2016

For the curious, I will show today, the best-selling books in Brazil from earlier this year, excluding books from foreigners. Interestedly, most books are religious/self-help.

  1. Bela Cozinha 2 – Bela Gil

bela cozinha bela gilThis is a book with recipes from Bela Gil program – dishes from the special summer season and from the second and third seasons. Tasty and healthy recipes are created according to Bela Gil view of how our choices about what we eat affects our health, the society and the environment.


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