How Infants Acquire New Words Across Cultures

“What this new research tells us is that the information that infants need to ‘get’ that understanding varies, depending upon the native language they are learning. This piece of the language acquisition process is not universal; instead, it is ‘language-specific’” Waxman, says. (Credit: © szeyuen / Fotolia) Sep. 27, 2013 — […]

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Bilinguals Process Both Languages Simultaneously

Science Daily, Sep. 10, 2013 — Bilingual speakers can switch languages seamlessly, likely developing a higher level of mental flexibility than monolinguals, according to Penn State linguistic researchers. “In the past, bilinguals were looked down upon,” said Judith F. Kroll, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Linguistics and Women’s Studies. “Not only is […]

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