Babies can learn grammar rules
Children grow up very quickly. And they also learn very quickly! It has yet to be researched how children learn. Learning processes take place automatically. Children don't notice when they are learning. Nevertheless, every day they are capable of more. This also becomes clear with language. Babies can only cry in the first few months. With a few months they can say short words. Then sentences are created from those words. Eventually the children speak their native language. Unfortunately, that doesn't work in the case of adults. They need books or other material in order to learn. Only this way can they learn grammar rules, for example. Babies, however, learn grammar as early as four months old! Researchers taught German babies foreign grammar rules. In order to do this, they played Italian sentences aloud to them. These sentences contained certain syntactical structures. The babies listened to the correct sentences for about fifteen minutes. Afterwards, sentences were played for the babies again. This time, however, a few of the sentences were incorrect. While the babies listened to the sentences, their brainwaves were measured. This way the researchers could identify how the brain reacted to sentences. And the babies showed different levels of activity with the sentences! Although they had just learned them, they registered the mistakes. Naturally, babies do not understand why some sentences are wrong. They orient themselves toward phonetic patterns. But that is enough to learn a language – at least for babies…
Guess the language!
______ is counted among the Romance languages.
It is closely related to Spanish and Catalan.
It evolved from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman soldiers.
European ______ is the native language of approximately 10 million people.
It is also an important world language.
This is due to ******al's colonial power in the past.
The maritime nation took its language to other continents in the 15th and 16th century.
______ is still spoken today in parts of Africa and Asia.
Countries in these continents tend to use European ______.
It is different in Brazil.
The language spoken there exhibits a few peculiarities and is considered its own form.
However, usually ______ and Brazilians understand each other well.
Altogether 240 million people worldwide speak ______.
Aside from that, there are around 20 Creole languages that are based on ______.
______ is counted among the world languages today.
Thus there are enough reasons to learn ______.