Why infants pay more attention to people who speak their native language – LA Times

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-infants-language-learn-20161017-snap-story.htmlWhy infants pay more attention to people who speak their native language – LA Times New research suggests that babies are highly selective — discriminating even — in whom they will pay attention to. For those of us who like to think that prejudice is a taint that comes with age, this may be disappointing news. The new research shows that, given the choice of listening to someone speaking in their native language and someone speaking another tongue, 11-month-old babies will consistently ignore the foreign speaker and pay attention to the person speaking the language that’s familiar to them.

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