Everyone seems to use baby talk on babies. And linguists think it helps them learn language.
But a new study says dads don’t do it as much. Does it matter? And what kind of input helps children learn?
Linguist Daniel Midgley takes some quality time on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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Promo with Em Burrows
This 7-week-old baby is not saying “hello”
No one should ever say ‘said no one ever’
Eduard Khil – Official Trolololo
Lists of memes
Chinese fans left ‘close to tears’ by clumsy Avengers: Age of Ultron subtitles
Avengers: Age of Ultron gets hysterical Chinese translations, moves filmgoers to tears
‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Subtitles Leave Chinese Baffled
Avengers: Age of Ultron Has Some Confusing Chinese Translations
Quora: What is the funniest translation you have ever heard or read?
“I don’t understand French. All the previous subtitles were made up and I’m not making up any more…”
Dads should cut out the baby talk to improve their child’s language skills, study stays
Modern dads may do diapers but not baby talk, WSU study finds
Child-Directed Speech of Fathers
Quality of Words, Not Quantity, Is Crucial to Language Skills, Study Finds
Slide presentation by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek (PDF)
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