Maternal Language Shapes Infants' Cry Melodies

Maternal Language Shapes Infants’ Cry Melodies

The very first cry of neonates is marked by their maternal language. This seems to be especially apparent in tonal languages, where pitch and pitch fluctuation determine the meaning of words. Chinese and German scientists under the leadership of the University of Würzburg have demonstrated this phenomenon for the first time by with newborn babies from… Continue reading Maternal Language Shapes Infants’ Cry Melodies