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Media: BBC Report: 'The Universal Language of Lullabies'

Submitter: Madalena Cruz-Ferreira

Submitter Email: mcf636@hotmail.com
Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Media Body: Interesting BBC report on 'The universal language of lullabies': lullabies appear to share soothing, educational, cultural and, not least, rhythmical characteristics across the world.

Issue Number: 24.393
Date Posted: January 20, 2013

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