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Cognitive scientists define critical period for learning language

May 1, 2018

Cognitive scientists define critical period for learning language

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

A great deal of evidence suggests that it is more difficult to learn a new language as an adult than as a child, which has led scientists to propose that there is a “critical period” for language learning. However, the length of this period and its underlying causes remain unknown.

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