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Babies learn to babble like birds learn to sing

Babies learn to babble like birds learn to sing | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Research challenges theory of innate vocal abilities.
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Researchers have found similar patterns in the ways human babies and songbirds learn their vocalizations.

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Linguists Trace European, Asian Languages Back to One Proto-Language

Linguists Trace European, Asian Languages Back to One Proto-Language | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Languages spoken across Europe and Asia are descended from a proto-language that was used 15,000 to 10,000 years ago, say researchers led by Dr Andrew Meade from the University of Reading, UK.
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Ice Age people living in Europe might have used forms of some common words including I, you, we, thou, not, that, to give, who, that in some cases could still be recognized today

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