When MIT scientist Deb Roy’s first child was born, he did what any proud father would do: he rigged his house up with cameras and microphones to capture every phase of his child’s language development.

What are we learning about child language acquisition from this project?

UWA linguist Daniel Midgley goes gaga on this week’s Talk the Talk.


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Deb Roy’s TED talk
http://www.ted.com/talks/deb_roy_the_birth_of_a_word.html

More info from Fast Company
http://www.fastcompany.com/1733627/mit-scientist-captures-his-sons-first-90000-hours-on-video

Audio: From ‘gaga’ to ‘water’.
http://www.media.mit.edu/cogmac/audio/water-hp-2_composite.wav