But such a skill depends on the degree of vocal control that can not be physically at an earlier age. "Newborn highly motivated to simulate the behavior of his mother to raise her, and therefore, to save their relationship, "according to the paper. Foundations of bilingualism in children laid in the womb Newborn babies who hear two languages on a regular basis, while in the womb are more open to bilingualism, as shown by a study published in Psychological Science. Scientists, psychologists at the University of British Columbia and a researcher at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in France conducted a test on two groups of infants, one of which is in the womb, heard only English, and second – English and Tagalog, spoken in the Philippines. To determine children's preferences for language, researchers studied the sucking reflex kids (increased sucking in children younger than one month, indicating interest in the stimulus). In the first experiment, the kids heard the 10-minute speech, with every minute that passed the alternation of English and Tagalog.
Kids, accepts only English, were more interested in English than Tagalog – in other words, they "showed a more intense sucking reflex, when they heard the English language, than when they heard of Tagalog. Kids who listen to the two languages, on the other hand, showed no preference for English or Tagalog, which allowed researchers to confirm that prenatal bilingualism is preparing kids to hearing and learning of both their native language. The researchers also tested the infants to discover whether they can identify differences between the two languages, which is crucial for the bilingual. Kids listened to the proposals in one language to the point until it lost interest, and then they listened to the proposals in a second language or have heard proposals for the same language, but they are uttered by another person. As a result, they showed increase the intensity of the sucking reflex, when they heard a different language, but this is not sucking became more active when listening to additional proposals in the same language. "These results suggest that bilingual infants, along with monolingual can distinguish between two languages, providing the mechanism from the first moments of life that helps to ensure that children are bilingual will not mix the two their native language, " the authors of publication. We provide the translation of texts into 50 foreign languages!