The Scientist In The Crib | Quote 01822

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Motherese is a universal language. People across all cultures do it when they talk to their infants, even though they usually aren’t aware of doing it at all. When mothers listen to recordings of themselves producing motherese, the reaction is: That can’t be me. I sound really stupid. Should I be doing that? But they do it intuitively, without conscious awareness.

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Alison Gopnik

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The Scientist In The Crib

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