Raising a bilingual child

I am living in a region where two languages are spoken. During the last months of pregnancy me and my partner talked a lot about the possibility of raising our child monolingual or bilingual. So, we read different books and several research papers. Here, I will cite the ones which were the most relevant forContinue reading “Raising a bilingual child”

Babies cry in their parents’ language

In 2009 Mample and collaborators published a paper regarding the language of infants’ cry. They analyzed the cries of 30 French and 30 German newborns. Babies were 3-4 days old, they were healthy, with normal hearing from a strictly monolingual (French or German) family background. Cry recordings were made during pain-free, normal mother-child interactions (whileContinue reading “Babies cry in their parents’ language”