Fascinating new podcast unlocks the secrets of baby language

 

The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development at Western Sydney University, in partnership with Babyology, have launched an exciting new podcast series, BabyLab, designed to help Australian parents understand how babies learn to communicate.

Hosted by Jamila Rizvi, the eight-part series discusses ground-breaking research from Western Sydney University experts in psychology, linguistics, speech and language, and explores topics such as baby talk, bilingualism, learning to read, first words and play.

To listen to the podcast online, please visit Babylab by Babyology.

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The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development at Western Sydney University, in partnership with Babyology, have launched an exciting new podcast series, BabyLab, designed to help Australian parents understand how babies learn to communicate.
Congratulations to Professor Denis Burnham who has been elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA).
In a world first, MARCS researchers focusing on infant speech and cognitive development in the Asia-Pacific region will showcase their collaborative research this week for the inaugural international Asia-Pacific BabyLab Constellation (ABC) conference in Singapore.

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