Saturday, 19 September 2020

In Quarantine, Kids Pick Up Parents’ Mother Tongues (NYT feature)




All over the world, families have been forced to stay at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. What does that mean for homes where several languages are spoken? My New York Times feature on children switching languages during the pandemic.

If you enjoyed this feature, you may also like one I wrote for the NYT last year, about newborns copying the melodies of the mother tongue they heard while still in the womb: "Do Babies Cry in Different Languages? A pioneering German researcher decodes newborns’ cries. Here’s what they reveal".


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