bilingual babies

This weekend the AAAS meeting is in town. Hordes of scientists and science writers have descended on D.C. for a weekend of general science. It’s good times – lots of interesting ideas flying around and tons of colleagues to hang out with.

Friday I wrote about bilingual babies. The idea of someone being bilingual at eight months may seem a bit nutty, but apparently it’s true – babies are born with a basic sense of the language or languages they heard in utero, and they keep developing their knowledge from there. I wrote before about a study that found that babies cry differently depending on the language they’re growing up with – read about that here.

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