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Journal Title: Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
Volume/Issue:   8/3
Date: December 2005
Table of Contents: Optionality in non-native grammars: L2 acquisition of German constructions with absent expletives
by Aldona Sopata
pp 177-193

Within-language attention control in second language processing
by Marlene Taube-Schiffnorman, Norman Segalowitz
pp 195-206

Articulatory suppression in language interpretation: Working memory capacity, dual tasking and word knowledge
by Francisca Padilla, Maria Teresa Bajo, Pedro Macizo
pp 207-219

Shared and separate meanings in the bilingual mental lexicon
by Yanping Dong, Shichun Gui, Brian Macwhinney
pp 221-238

Predictors of reading among Herero–English bilingual Namibian school children
by Kazuvire Veii, John Everatt
pp 239-254

Congruence and Welsh–English code-switching
by Margaret Deuchar
pp 255-269

A response to MacSwan (2005): Keeping the Matrix Language
by Janice L. Jake, Carol Marie Myers-Scotton, Steven Gross
pp 271-276

Remarks on Jake, Myers-Scotton and Gross's response: There is no "Matrix Language"
by Jeff MacSwan
pp 277-284

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): English
German
Welsh
 
LL Issue: 16.3324