Gender and Hyperpolyglotism: Addressing a Myth
The Papers of the International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA)
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Date Written: January 7, 2021
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
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