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 Message 81 of 149
25 January 2012 at 4:09am | IP Logged 
The spelling Sprachegef├╝hl on p. 263 (and again on p. 264) is a typo, no?

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25 January 2012 at 1:30pm | IP Logged 
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 Message 83 of 149
27 January 2012 at 5:48am | IP Logged 
Interesting review of "Babel No More" at Barnes and Noble by Graeme Wood:

Graeme Wood: Review of "Babel No More"

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 Message 84 of 149
28 January 2012 at 10:13pm | IP Logged 
... and here comes Michael Erard in his newest radio podcast interview! I can recommend listening because he also explains things which are not written in his book "Babel No More".

Pathways Radio Podcast: Interview with Michael Erard about "Babel No More"

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 Message 85 of 149
30 January 2012 at 5:31pm | IP Logged 
A detailed analysis book review of "Babel No More" written by Yearlyglot on his blog:

Yearlyglot: Book review of "Babel No More"

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My question to Michael Erard and other forum users about the term "idiosyncrasy":

Is only lefthandedness or ambidexterity an idiosyncrasy or is also righthandedness an idiosyncrasy? For me important to know!

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Edited by Fasulye on 30 January 2012 at 5:36pm

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 Message 86 of 149
30 January 2012 at 11:33pm | IP Logged 
I'm pretty sure lefthandedness & ambidexterity is the idiosyncracy because from a class I had we learned that over 80% of the human population is righthanded, and this trend goes back many centuries.

No one is sure why, though.
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 Message 87 of 149
31 January 2012 at 7:20am | IP Logged 
Michael K. wrote:
I'm pretty sure lefthandedness & ambidexterity is the idiosyncracy because from a class I had we learned that over 80% of the human population is righthanded, and this trend goes back many centuries.

No one is sure why, though.


So only the exception is called an idiosyncrasy and not the distinguishing characteristic of the majority (for example righthandedness).

This is what I wanted to know.

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 Message 88 of 149
31 January 2012 at 7:23am | IP Logged 
Magazine article with interview about "Babel No More":

Time Healthland: Are You a Hyperpolyglot? The Secrets of Language Superlearners

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