A new study found that babies who were at most three months premature could already distinguish between different parts of speech, reacting to distinct sounds known as phonemes.
A new study suggests that infants are more likely to understand and respond to words spoken in a local dialect than those used by their parents or spoken at home. Through a study at Plymouth University, psychologists reveal that toddlers are more receptive to accents spoken regionally, like the ones spoken in nurseries and playgroups, even if it is very different from the accents in which family members communicate at home. While the researchers said that these results were expected, it is a good sign as far as preservation of linguistic diversity in the future generations is concerned.
A latest breakthrough on how the brain lets us pronounce vowels could help paralytic patients to learn to talk again.