If a visitor (or other adult) speaks another language observe the infant’s reaction to the different communication.
No elicitation needed. Just conversation.
The infant is interested in the sounds of the other language and will stare at the speaker intensely while she is speaking.
The ability to differentiate voices and sounds is important. Recognition of parents is important for attachment. Children can hear the variation in the sounds of a different language that they are used to hearing. Infants can learn more than one language, but differentiation across people is helpful (e.g., one adult speaks one language, another adult speaks another)
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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