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Michael Erard

Michael Erard writes about language, the people who study it, and how people use languages. His work has appeared in Science, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Aeon, and many other outlets. He is the author of “Um…: Slips, Stumbles, and Verbal Blunders and What they Mean,” and “Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners.” He and his family normally live in Maine, but they are soon moving to the Netherlands, where Michael will spend 2017-2018 as journalist-in-residence at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.

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