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By Pam Burke 

View from the North 40: The ancient cry of my people, or just my mother's voice

 

October 18, 2019



Language is both a science and a mystery. I am not here today to bring some kind of resolution to the issue, but I do want to add my perspective to the mix.

Plenty of studies have been published to tell us that language is both inherited and learned. Basically the findings boil down to this:

1) Human brains are genetically predisposed to language and human bodies are genetically influenced through traits like voice tone and how our bone and muscle structure create pronunciation. Think humans vs. cats or dogs.

2) On the other hand, children who were read to, starting at birth, learn langu...



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