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Our Upcoming Project


What are we looking into?

If bilingual infants can crawl towards their mother tongue.

Who does this study target?

1-2 month-old infants raised in a bilingual environment.

How will we assess crawling ability at such a young age?

Using a skateboard specifically designed to allow free ovement in new-borns.

Has this line of research been examined yet?

Yes, but only in monolingual babies. Here is an overview of the Hym et al. (2021) findings:

  • New-borns modulate their crawling in response to their native language but not to another language;

  • Crawling behavior in enhanced when heraing their native language;

  • New-born crawling appears to be modulated by supra spinal mechanisms.

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