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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Do babies speak with an accent?

This Article, I found interesting, the way we speak, begins in the brain.

Do babies speak with an accent?

"Kuhl observed that the infants were more responsive to the sounds of their own language than to the sounds of other foreign languages—even before they were able to speak themselves. She discovered that babies as young as one year acquire the specific accented sounds of their parents and that the first year of listening makes a lasting impact on the way we speak for our entire lives. As she told Smithsonian magazine, “Our research shows that a kernel of that pattern of speaking begins to form in the brain well before actual production of speech". Read more here  

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