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Title: Linguistic Theory and Language Development in Hispanic Languages
Subtitle: Papers from the 5th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium and the 4th Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese
Edited By: Silvina A Montrul
Francisco Ordóñez
URL: http://www.cascadilla.com/hls5.html
Series Title: Papers from the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium and the Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese

Linguistic Theory and Language Development in Hispanic Languages is a selected proceedings of the 5th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium and the 4th Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese, which were held together at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on October 11-14, 2001. The volume is organized into five sections: (1) discourse, sociolinguistics, and diachronic linguistics, (2) syntax, semantics, and phonology, (3) first language acquisition, (4) child bilingualism, and (5) adult second language acquisition.

The complete table of contents can be found on our web site at http://www.cascadilla.com/hls5.html along with easy on-line ordering.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cascadilla Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Linguistic Theories
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Catalan-Valencian-Balear
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1574731343
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Pages: 497
Prices: U.S. $ 80

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ISBN: 1574730347
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 497
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