language http://www.kplu.org en Babies learn language before birth, say Tacoma and Seattle researchers http://www.kplu.org/post/babies-learn-language-birth-say-tacoma-and-seattle-researchers <p></p><p>A team led by Professor Christine Moon of Pacific Lutheran University, tested newborn babies in Tacoma and Stockholm, Sweden. Moon said they played recordings of a distinctly American English vowel sound and a Swedish one, and tested the babies responses by measuring the one thing a day-old baby is really good at: sucking on a pacifier. Their sucking patterns reveal that babies show a familiarity with the vowel sounds of their mother tongue even at birth, suggesting they’ve been listening carefully in utero.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 23:52:30 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7479 at http://www.kplu.org Babies learn language before birth, say Tacoma and Seattle researchers