In the book, How to Talk to Your Baby by Dorothy P. Dougherty it reads, "Researchers have concluded that all infants make the identical babbling sounds -- "ba," "ka," "ma," and "pa." It does not matter with which language the infant is surrounded."
The book explains, "Remarkably, even deaf babies who cannot hear any language utter these sounds until six-months of age. Researchers believe that a child's brain is actually programmed for babbling during the first six-months of life. After that, babies begin to concentrate on the language that the people around them are speaking."
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