The Challenge of Selecting Hyperpolyglots: A HYPIA Approach
The Papers of the International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA), Forthcoming
14 Pages Posted: 3 Feb 2021
Date Written: January 5, 2021
The measurement of L2 proficiency has been recognized as a persistent challenge in the applied linguistics literature. The International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA) was also beset by the same conundrum, but has sought to address the question through a rigorous membership process. This paper considers the merits of HYPIA’s selection process as part of a sociolinguistic praxis of a not-for-profit organization.
Keywords: polyglot, hyperpolyglot, HYPIA, polyglotism, multilingualism, language acquisition
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