A precursor of language acquisition in young infants

@article{Mehler1988APO,
  title={A precursor of language acquisition in young infants},
  author={Jacques Mehler and Peter W. Jusczyk and G. Lambertz and Nilofar Halsted and Josiane Bertoncini and Claudine Amiel-Tison},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={1988},
  volume={29},
  pages={143-178}
}
Abstract Four-day-old French and 2-month-old American infants distinguish utterances in their native languages from those of another language. In contrast, neither group gave evidence of distinguishing utterances from two foreign languages. A series of control experiments confirmed that the ability to distinguish utterances from two different languages appears to depend upon some familiarity with at least one of the two languages. Finally, two experiments with low-pass-filtered versions of the… Expand

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