Infants Use Prosodic Cues to Recognize Language

Earlier studies have shown that even newborns are able to distinguish different languages, like German or French, using prosodic cues, particularly melody. With the help of these musical elements, infants recognize the respective language long before they are able to perceive its special features such as consonants, vowels, or syllables, according to an article on the W├╝rzburg University website.