Friday, May 9, 2008

Babies Discern Languages Through Visual Cues

An amazing article about babies and multiple languages:

Babies discern languages through visual cues - BabyCenter: "Babies discern languages through visual cues

THURSDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) — Infants can tell the difference between two languages without hearing the spoken words, simply by watching the face of the adult who is talking, a Canadian study says.

'It is important, because it tells us how babies are prepared to learn multiple languages,' said Whitney Weikum, a doctoral candidate in neural sciences at the University of British Columbia who led the experiment."

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