Media: Media: UW-M: Infant language
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has posted an article on research in
first language acquisition by psychologist Jenny Saffran, entitled: "Infants
may offer clues to language development", reported by Emily Carlson. The
article, dated 2/17/03, begins:
You may not know it, but you took a course in linguistics as a baby. By
listening to the talk around them, infants pick up sound patterns that help
them understand the speech they hear, according to new research from
UW-Madison. But this research also shows that some patterns are easier to
identify, suggesting that the development of human language may have been
shaped by what infants could learn.
Thanks to Peter Meijer of Philips (firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.seeingwithsound.com/) for calling this aricle to my attention.
Karen Steffen Chung
|Date Posted:||February 19, 2003|