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Polyglot: How I Learn Languages By Kató Lomb
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KATÓ LOMB (1909–2003) was one of the great polyglots of the 20th century. A translator and one of the first simultaneous interpreters in the world, Lomb worked in 16 languages for state... More > and business concerns in her native Hungary. She achieved further fame by writing books on languages, interpreting, and polyglots. Polyglot: How I Learn Languages, first published in 1970, is a collection of anecdotes and reflections on language learning. Because Dr. Lomb learned her languages as an adult, after getting a PhD in chemistry, the methods she used will be of particular interest to adult learners who want to master a foreign language.< Less
Harmony of Babel: Profiles of Famous Polyglots of Europe By Kató Lomb
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In the late 1980s, the distinguished interpreter Kató Lomb profiled historical and contemporary polyglots in an effort to understand their linguistic achievements. Her book was published in... More > Budapest in 1988 and was popular among language learners, teachers, and translators in Hungary. Now, 25 years later, TESL-EJ Publications of Berkeley is proud to publish Lomb's text in English for the first time. "Harmony of Babel: Profiles of Famous Polyglots of Europe" is singular and revealing about how polyglots think about, and use, their languages. Their views, grounded in real-world experience, will be of particular interest to linguaphiles who are seeking to supplement their theoretical knowledge of language learning. Featured polyglots: Mezzofanti, Csoma, Rask, Schliemann, Vambery, Lenard, Kada, Martinet, von Habsburg, Kemeny, Naumenko, Dienes, Fliflet, Back, Sugar, Golden, Green, Kepes, Ege, Felix, Berg, Sanges d'Abadie, Possemiers, Taneda, Toulouze, King.< Less
With Languages in Mind: Musings of a Polyglot By Kató Lomb
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TESL-EJ is proud to publish this collection of reflections on language by the famous polyglot Dr. Kato Lomb, whom linguist Stephen Krashen called "possibly the most accomplished polyglot in the... More > world." In "With Languages in Mind," Dr. Lomb shares her views on language learning, language evolution, various European and Asian languages, grammar, and vocabulary, along with humorous anecdotes from her career as an interpreter. Dr. Lomb's book will be of particular interest to language learners, linguaphiles, and linguists. "With Languages in Mind" was translated by Adam Szegi and edited by Scott Alkire.< Less