Prompted by the early efforts of her
Kate Howells of the British
Broadcasting Corporation set out to
discover how we go about learning to
talk. Do all babies start off with
the ability to speak any language?
Why are the words 'Mummy'
and 'Daddy' so similar in every
language? What goes on in a baby's
mind and mouth before he is able to
produce his first words? Linguists and
share their experiences.
First Words was produced by Kate Howells of the BBC. It originally aired as part of the documentary exchange series, Crossing Boundaries.
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