Language Learning Through Selection

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Science  19 Jan 2007:
Vol. 315, Issue 5810, pp. 332
DOI: 10.1126/science.1135673

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The Infinite Gift. How Children Learn and Unlearn the Languages of the World. By Charles D. Yang. Scribner (Simon and Schuster), New York, 2006. 285 pp. $25, C$34.50. ISBN 9780743237567.

Writing for nonspecialists, the author discusses the processes by which children learn to talk and to understand speech.