Development: Linguistic ability and early language exposure

  title={Development: Linguistic ability and early language exposure},
  author={R. Mayberry and E. Lock and Hena Kazmi},
  • R. Mayberry, E. Lock, Hena Kazmi
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • For more than 100 years, the scientific and educational communities have thought that age is critical to the outcome of language learning, but whether the onset and type of language experienced during early life affects the ability to learn language is unknown. Here we show that deaf and hearing individuals exposed to language in infancy perform comparably well in learning a new language later in life, whereas deaf individuals with little language experience in early life perform poorly… CONTINUE READING
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