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Title: BUCLD 33
Subtitle: Proceedings of the 33rd annual Boston University Conference on Language Development
Edited By: Jane Chandlee
Michelle Franchini
Sandy Lord
Gudrun-Marion Rheiner
URL: http://www.cascadilla.com/bucld33toc.html
Series Title: Proceedings of the Boston University Conference on Language Development
Description:

The 33rd annual Boston University Conference on Language Development was
held October 31 to November 2, 2008, in Boston, MA. The proceedings contain
51 of the papers presented at the conference, including the keynote paper
by Barbara Landau and the plenary paper by Tom Roeper. The two-volume set
covers a wide range of research in language acquisition and language
development. The complete table of contents can be seen on our web site at
http://www.cascadilla.com/bucld33toc.html along with easy on-line ordering.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cascadilla Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
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ISBN-13: 9781574731941
Pages: 657
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ISBN-13: 9781574730944
Pages: 657
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