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Acquisition des langues

How Bilingual Babies Keep Languages Separate

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

LiveScience, Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer

Date: 15 February 2013

Babies in bilingual environments can learn to distinguish the grammatical structures of two different languages at a young age, a new study finds.

The research shows that bilingual tots use qualities like pitch and duration of sounds to keep two languages separate.

And infants can perceive these differences between languages at just 7 months. "There are a lot of cues just at the surface level in language that babies can use to get a leg up," study co-author Janet Werker, a psychologist at the University of British Columbia, told LiveScience.>>>>>>>>>>>>>