Alexander Argüelles

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Alexander Argüelles
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Born (1964-04-30) 30 April 1964 (age 54)
NationalityAmerican
Spouse(s)Park Hyun-Kyung[1]
Academic background
Education
ThesisViking Dreams: Mythological and Religious Dream Symbolism in the Old Norse Sagas (1994)
Doctoral advisorWendy Doniger[2]
Other academic advisorsIoan P. Culianu[3]
Academic work
DisciplineLinguist
Institutions
Main interests
Websitehttp://www.foreignlanguageexpertise.com

Alexander Sabino Argüelles (often spelt Arguelles[a]) is an American linguist notable for his work on Korean. He is highly committed to the learning of foreign languages, and was profiled in Michael Erard's Babel No More.[4] He is one of the polyglots listed in Kenneth Hyltenstam's Advanced Proficiency and Exceptional Ability in Second Languages,[5] and has been described by The New Yorker as "a legendary figure in the [polyglot] community".[6]

He currently teaches at the American University in the Emirates.[7][8] He is the son of the poet Ivan Argüelles and the nephew of the New Ageist José Argüelles.

Notable works[edit]

On Korean[edit]

  • Alexander Argüelles and Jong-Rok Kim (2000). A Historical, Literary and Cultural Approach to the Korean Language. Seoul: Hollym.
  • Alexander Argüelles and Jong-Rok Kim (2004). A Handbook of Korean Verbal Conjugation. Hyattsville, Maryland: Dunwoody Press.
  • Alexander Argüelles (2007). Korean Newspaper Reader. Hyattsville, Maryland: Dunwoody Press.
  • Alexander Argüelles (2010). North Korean Reader. Hyattsville, Maryland: Dunwoody Press.

Other works[edit]

  • Alexander Argüelles (1994). Viking Dreams: Mythological and Religious Dream Symbolism in the Old Norse Sagas. Doctoral dissertation, University of Chicago.
  • Alexander Argüelles (1999). 프랑스동사변화안내: La Conjugaison des Verbes. Seoul: 신아사.
  • Alexander Argüelles (2006). English French Spanish German Dictionary. Beirut, Lebanon: Librairie du Liban.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The original Spanish pronunciation of Argüelles is [aɾˈɣweʎes].

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lim Yan Liang (2012). 'One man, 50 languages'. The Sunday Times (Singapore), 1 April.
  2. ^ 'Wendy Doniger: Curriculum Vitae'.
  3. ^ Anton, Ted (1992). 'The Killing of Professor Culianu'. Lingua Franca, Vol. 2, No. 6.
  4. ^ Erard, Michael (2012). Babel No More: The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners. New York: Free Press.
  5. ^ Hyltenstam, Kenneth (ed.) (2016). Advanced Proficiency and Exceptional Ability in Second Languages. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
  6. ^ Thurman, Judith (2018). 'Maltese for Beginners'. The New Yorker, 3 September. (Published online as 'The Mystery of People Who Speak Dozens of Languages'.)
  7. ^ Dr. Alexander Arguelles: Associate Professor / Member of Committee (Promotion - Planning & Accreditation).
  8. ^ Dr. Alexander Arguelles: Associate Professor, College of Education.

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