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Book: The Five-Minute Linguist

Chapter: 35. How Do Babies Learn Their Mother Tongue?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.38155


At first, language is only like a melody for babies, but they enter the world prepared to learn any of the world’s nearly seven thousand languages.

Chapter Contributors

  • Lauren Stites ( - ljstites) 'Temple University'
  • Roberta Michnick Golinkoff ( - rmichnickgolinko) 'University of Delaware'
  • Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek ( - kpasek) 'Temple University'