Language Acquisition: When Does the Learning Begin?

Susan J. Hespos*

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Language acquisition is quite sophisticated by four months of age. Two cues that babies use to discriminate their language from another are the stress patterns of words and visual cues inherent in language production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R628-R630
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 21 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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