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-6 1. BayAreaGuy commented 9 years ago on video Are women born this way?

Where the hell is my post? I can only assume that the "moderator" deleted it.

I guess it's okay to post ridiculous things like, "Hey, she's speaking a language that only babies can understand," but if you try to inject a little science into the discussion, you get deleted, right?

Morons.
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-9 2. BayAreaGuy commented 9 years ago on video Are women born this way?

The comments on this vid show a decided lack of education about language acquisition in humans. And many of you have children!

Language is not "mimicking." Only the words we learn to use are actually the result of exposure/environment...but that's not language, really. Linguistics are inborn in humans; our ability to use spoken (and gestural and written) communication is part of our biology, and this little girl is demonstrating one of the earliest stages of the expression of that biology: Advanced Babbling (yes, that's really the name). Her Broca's Area (located in the left frontal lobe) has come "online" and is driving her to practice using the muscles of the jaw, tongue, lips, and diaphragm to communicate. In a few months, she will begin to utter single words, then two-word Telegraphic Speech, and finally full sentences. She has no awareness at this point that she's "talking," and the sounds are not "words to her," nor is she copying adults' behavior.

Some of you really need to take a few classes in Linguistics, Child Development, or Developmental Psychology.