#6 Podcast: From sounds to languages
As soon as the ear is formed in the womb, the child perceives language. At four days of age, when it leaves its mother's womb, it can differentiate its mother tongue from other languages. From the first sounds emitted by the newborn to the languages spoken by the child in nursery school.
Hiyon Yoo, senior lecturer in linguistics, tells us more about the main stages of language acquisition and the specificities of learning several languages simultaneously in young children.