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Baby Talk Helps Infants Learn Language

Catherine E. Laing


Dec 7, 2016

"Babies first start learning language by listening not to individual words, but to the rhythm and intonation of the speech stream -- that is, the changes between high and low pitch, and the rhythm and loudness of syllables in speech. Parents often exaggerate these features of the language when talking with their infants, and this is important for early language learning."