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First Words
Produced by: Kate Howells
Prompted by the early efforts of her son, Kate Howells of the British Broadcasting Corporation set out to discover how we go about learning to talk. Do all babies start off with the ability to speak any language? Why are the words 'Mummy' and 'Daddy' so similar in every language? What goes on in a baby's mind and mouth before he is able to produce his first words? Linguists and psychologists share their experiences.

Program Credits

First Words was produced by Kate Howells of the BBC. It originally aired as part of the documentary exchange series, Crossing Boundaries.


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