Why Plymouthian babies prefer the Devon accent

Research from Plymouth University’s Baby Lab shows that Devon-based babies, well before their second birthday, prefer to hear words like “bear” and “tiger” with that characteristic final ‘r’ pronounced. Surprisingly, this is the case even for babies who do not hear rhotic [final-r] accents at home.

Read the full article first published in Devon Life magazine in December 2013.

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