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Alexander Arguelles
Scholar of foreign languages

Alexander Arguelles

Alexander Arguelles
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Intro Scholar of foreign languages
Is Linguist Lexicographer
From United States of America
Field Literature Social science
Gender male
Birth 30 April 1964, Chicago, USA
Age 58 years
Star sign Taurus
Father: Ivan Argüelles
Columbia University Bachelor of Arts
University of Chicago Doctor of Philosophy
Freie Universität Berlin
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Alexander Sabino Argüelles (often spelled Arguelles; born 30 April 1964) 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. He is one of the polyglots listed in Kenneth Hyltenstam's Advanced Proficiency and Exceptional Ability in Second Languages, and has been described by The New Yorker as "a legendary figure in the [polyglot] community".

He has taught in Korea, Lebanon, Singapore, and Dubai, and is currently a Group Director of Immersion Language Programs at Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji, Minnesota.

He is the son of the poet Ivan Argüelles and the nephew of the New Ageist José Argüelles.

Notable works

On Korean

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

Other works

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