Which parent’s language influences strongly on a child?

Biological, Language

The experts at reading languages have been confused for a long time to whose language impacts more on a child- mother or the father? A recent study has now reconciled two major hypotheses- the father tongue and the mother tongue. The mother tongue is the language that the mother uses and is followed by matrilineal inheritance. The father tongue hypothesis is the one that paternal lines dominate the local language in a populated region based on either the genetic or anthropological researchers.

Although both parents make their best of efforts to make the upbringing of the child in the best possible way, along with this, the genetics play a vital role in distinguishing between what it is that influences more on the child. The child learns from both the father and the mother, but when you look at the matters more closely, you will understand the genetics behind it. Biologically, the mother is more associated with the child which means she is the one that makes the conversation more with her baby as compared to the father but at the same time, it is important to consider the genes and what they have to say regarding this.

According to Li Jin, who is the lead researcher and the population geneticist, in Indo-European populations, the Y chromosomes were correlated to the vocabulary of their languages and on the other side; the maternal lineages have been linked with their pronunciations. To complete the study, the authors made an exploration of the genetic-linguistic bond of 34 population groups who spoke Indo-European languages. The experts got together the compositions of the Y-chromosomal and mtDNA from all these people that display maternal and paternal lines.

These respective groups have been explained with the help of stable mutations so that they have been formed in the Paleolithic Age. The team later found that the lexicon reflects the basic differences in the paternal lines whereas the phonemic dissimilarity displayed the characteristics in the maternal lines when they removed the effects of geography. These are some of the identifications of unbalanced correlations that were consistent with varying sizes of the lexical dataset.

According to Dr. Menghan Zhang, who is the first author of this paper examined that the unbalanced correlation between the genetics dynamics along with the linguistics can be very well described by the male-dominant people and the concept of language by local women who have a similar taste to the second language acquisition?


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