News tagged with language

Naps help infants learn

Sleep is essential in helping young children apply what they learn, according to new research by Rebecca Gómez, associate professor in the UA Department of Psychology. In this Q&A, she talks about her new ...

Apr 17, 2014
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Should parents raise kids bilingually?

As one in four Australians is now born outside of Australia, many children are growing up with other languages spoken at home. Should parents speak to their child in their first language, or attempt to speak ...

Mar 31, 2014
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A window on how language develops

Linguists have long debated what aspects of language are transmitted through culture and what aspects must be hard-wired into our brains. But it's impossible to take away the culture and study language development ...

Mar 28, 2014
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