Alexander Sabino Argüelles (often spelled Arguelles[a]; 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".
|Thesis||Viking Dreams: Mythological and Religious Dream Symbolism in the Old Norse Sagas (1994)|
|Doctoral advisor||Wendy Doniger|
|Other academic advisors||Ioan P. Culianu|
- 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.
- 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.
- Lim Yan Liang (2012). 'One man, 50 languages'. The Sunday Times (Singapore), 1 April.
- 'Wendy Doniger: Curriculum Vitae'.
- Anton, Ted (1992). 'The Killing of Professor Culianu'. Lingua Franca, Vol. 2, No. 6.
- Dr. Alexander Arguelles: Associate Professor / Member of Committee (Promotion - Planning & Accreditation).
- Dr. Alexander Arguelles: Associate Professor, College of Education.
- Erard, Michael (2012). Babel No More: The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners. New York: Free Press.
- Hyltenstam, Kenneth (ed.) (2016). Advanced Proficiency and Exceptional Ability in Second Languages. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
- Thurman, Judith (2018). 'Maltese for Beginners'. The New Yorker, 3 September. (Published online as 'The Mystery of People Who Speak Dozens of Languages'.)