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Parents' Instinctive Use Of Isolated Words May Help Babies Learn Language

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Brevity, as the Bard said, may well be the soul of wit. But, according to research by a computer scientist at Washington University in St. Louis, brevity also is the nature of speech to infants, and this may help them to learn their first words.

Brevity, as the Bard said, may well be the soul of wit. But, according to research by a computer scientist at Washington University in St. Louis, brevity also is the nature of speech to infants, and this may help them to learn their first words.


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