Michael Erard, Nataly Kelly

Polyglots vs. Translators

Michael Erard, Nataly Kelly

Talk: Polyglots vs. Translators

Join authors Michael Erard ("Babel No More") and Nataly Kelly ("Found in Translation"), as they discuss extraordinary language learners (hyperpolyglots) and the role that translation plays in our everyday lives. "Babel No More" examines what language is, where it lives in the brain, and the upper limitations of our ability to learn and use languages. "Found in Translation" shines a spotlight into the nooks and crannies of everyday life to reveal that translation is right there, hidden just beneath the surface.

Michael Erard

Michael Erard is an American non-fiction writer and journalist. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Nataly Kelly

Nataly Kelly is the VP of Marketing at Smartling, the cloud-based enterprise translation management company. Her latest book, “Found in Translation: How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World,” was published by Perigee/Penguin(USA) in October 2012.