Voulez-vous jouer avec moi? Twelve-month-olds understand that foreign languages can communicate.

Infants understand that speech in their native language allows speakers to communicate. Is this understanding limited to their native language or does it extend to non-native languages with which infants have no experience? Twelve-month-old infants saw an actor, the Communicator, repeatedly select one of two objects. When the Communicator could no longer… CONTINUE READING