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Journal Title: Journal of Child Language
Volume/Issue:   32/4
Date: 2005
Table of Contents: Editorial
by Elena V. Lieven
pp i-i

Asymmetries in the acquisition of word-initial and word-final consonant clusters
by Cecilia Kirk, Katherine Demuth
pp 709-734

Assessing early communicative ability: a cross-reporter cumulative score for the MacArthur CDI
by Annick De Houwer, Marc H. Bornstein, Diane B. Leach
pp 735-758

A crosslinguistic study of the relationship between grammar and lexical development
by Antonella Devescovi, Maria Cristina Caselli, Daniela Marchione, Patrizio Pasqualetti, Judy Snitzer Reilly, Elizabeth Bates
pp 759-786

Splitting the notion of 'agent': case-marking in early child Hindi
by Bhuvana Narasinham
pp 787-803

Beginning and end in the acquisition of the perfective aspect in Russian
by Sabine E. Stoll
pp 805-825

A comparison of homonym and novel word learning: the role of phonotactic probability and word frequency
by Holly L. Storkel, Junko Maekawa
pp 827-853

Lexical and referential cues to sentence interpretation: an investigation of children's interpretations of ambiguous sentences
by Evan Kidd, Edith L. Bavin
pp 855-876

Age- and ability-related differences in young readers' use of conjunctions
by Kate Cain, Nikole Patson, Leanne Andrews
pp 877-892

Crosslinguistic influence in bilingual acquisition: subject omission in learners of Inuktitut and English
by Elizabeth E Zwanziger, Shanley E. M. Shanley, Fred Genesee
pp 893-909

Yes or no? How young French children combine gestures and speech to agree and refuse
by Michèle Guidetti
pp 911-924

The Resilience of Language: what gesture creation in deaf children can tell us about how all children learn language.
reviewed by Gary Morgan
pp 925-928

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Inuktitut, Eastern Canadian
Inuktitut, Western Canadian
Hindi
Russian
 
LL Issue: 16.3555