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Humans are born bilingual!

According to some research, we are born with an innate ability to speak more than one language.

The psychologist Janet Werker (University of British Columbia) studied newborns and their ability to discern different languages. The study proved that monolingual babies were able to discern between languages at the ages of four and six months, while bilingual babies kept that ability till 8 months after birth.

Her latest study shows that bilingual babies are more sensitive to linguistic behaviour than their monolingual peers. What is the study about? Read on: Infants Raised in Bilingual Environments Can Distinguish Unfamiliar Languages