Though not discussed in class, you may have heard of people who are polyglots. Polyglots are individuals who know and are able to use many languages (more than 5). A hyperpolyglot is someone who knows more than 12 languages.

Part 1: Check out this video of Tim Doner, a young hyperpolyglot in New York: Teen Speaks Over 20 Languages

1. What do you think of the video? Do you think cases like these provide support for or against the critical period of language acquisition? Explain your opinion. Provide examples (at least 2) to strengthen your point. 

2. Did you know any of the languages he was speaking (other than English)? If yes, how well was he speaking the languages? If no, take a guess Smile

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