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    How do Bilingual Infants Separate their Languages?

    It is very interesting to see how toddlers, that are raised bilingual, are able to separate two different language, even tough they do not understand the concept of languages yet.

    We found an interesting interview about the topic, by Francois Grosjean who interviewed Professor Janet Werker about the topic.

    "One of the most intriguing phenomena in bilingualism is how infants who acquire two or more languages from birth manage to discriminate and separate their languages. They have to distinguish and differentiate the spoken input they perceive into distinct languages. How do they do it, we keep asking ourselves. Professor Janet Werker of the University of British Columbia is known the world over for her work on the perception of speech by bilingual infants. She has been one of the pioneers of research on language discrimination and separation, among other domains, and she has very kindly accepted to answer a few of our questions."

    If you would like to read the full article, please click the link down below.