Although babies typically start talking around 12 months of age, their brains actually begin processing certain aspects of language much… More
What Does it Mean to be Alive? How Notions of the Natural World Unfold- in Development and Across Languages.
Understanding the concept of a “living thing” is a late developmental achievement. Early research by Jean Piaget, showed that kids… More
While communication may be recognized as a universal phenomenon, distinctions—ranging from word-order to naming—undoubtedly remain as they help to define… More
A major function of speech is the communication of intentions. In everyday conversation between adults, intentions are conveyed through multiple… More
To learn a language, a child must learn a set of all-purpose rules, such as “a sentence can be formed… More
Each year, about 40,000 children are adopted across national lines, primarily by families from North America and Western Europe. These… More