Gender and Hyperpolyglotism: Addressing a Myth

The Papers of the International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA)

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Usman W. Chohan

UNSW Business School; Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI); International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA); Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS)

Date Written: January 7, 2021

Abstract

A certain myth has emerged about hyperpolyglots as representing an almost exclusively male preserve. This paper questions this claim by using the membership of the International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA), a large sample (n=162), finding that there is sufficient gender diversity to dispel the myth of hyperpolyglotism as being a preserve of men.

Keywords: feminism, language, culture, polyglot, gender

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., Gender and Hyperpolyglotism: Addressing a Myth (January 7, 2021). The Papers of the International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=

Usman W. Chohan (Contact Author)

UNSW Business School ( email )

UNSW Business School
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI) ( email )

International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA) ( email )

HYPIA
www.polyglotassociation.org
Montreal, Quebec
Canada

Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) ( email )

Islamabad
Pakistan

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