Hearing two languages in womb puts babies on bilingual path

Francis Hult francis.hult at utsa.edu
Fri Feb 19 16:54:06 UTC 2010


The Vancouver Sun

 

Hearing two languages in womb puts babies on bilingual path

 

Babies who hear two languages while in the womb are already well on the path to bilingualism, suggests a new study by Canadian researchers.

 

The study, carried out by psychological scientists at the University of British Columbia, found language acquisition takes root even before birth, months before babies begin to even understand or speak their first word.

 

"Babies are listening to language very, very early in life," said Janet Werker, co-author of the study and a psychology professor.

 

Full story:

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Hearing+languages+womb+puts+babies+bilingual+path/2585851/story.html

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