Speech perception and language acquisition in the first year of life.

  title={Speech perception and language acquisition in the first year of life.},
  author={Judit Gervain and Jacques Mehler},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
During the first year of life, infants pass important milestones in language development. We review some of the experimental evidence concerning these milestones in the domains of speech perception, phonological development, word learning, morphosyntactic acquisition, and bilingualism, emphasizing their interactions. We discuss them in the context of their biological underpinnings, introducing the most recent advances not only in language development, but also in neighboring areas such as… 
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