Language Development

Linguistic anthropologists have observed that people all over the world perceive languages, and speakers of those different languages, as fundamentally different from one another. When people listen to others’ speech, they hear discrete categorical boundaries even when differences in speech exist along a continuum. Our minds, and not just our More

Babies don’t learn language just by listening to speech, but also through what they see and how they move. This and other findings from APS William James Fellow Janet F. Werker. More