Kids Who Learn ‘Clause-Chain’ Languages Are Quicker to Develop Complex Sentences
[Source: Mecical X-Press]
Languages like Japanese, Korean, Turkish and the indigenous languages of the Amazon, East Africa, and New Guinea build sentences in a way that lets them grow to enormous length.
Our research shows learning one of these languages may help children create complex sentences that express multiple ideas at a younger age.
Two ways to tell a story: Try recounting what you did this morning, or telling a story, and chances are you’ll use a series of several sentences:
“This morning, I woke early. I dressed and ate breakfast. I gathered my things, said goodbye to my family, and they waved goodbye to me. Then I drove to work.”
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