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Journal Title: Applied Psycholinguistics
Volume/Issue:   27/2
Date: 2006
Table of Contents: Accessing grammatical gender in German: The impact of gender-marking regularities
by Annette Hohlfeld
pp 127-142

Perception of lexical stress by brain-damaged individuals: Effects on lexical–semantic activation
by Amee P. Shah, Shari R. Baum
pp 143-156

Evaluating the effects of chronological age and sentence duration on degree of perceived foreign accent
by Ian R. A. Mackay, James E. Flege
pp 157-183

The role of learner and input variables in learning inflectional morphology
by Patricia J. Brooks
pp 185-209

Learning about the letter name subset of the vocabulary: Evidence from US and Brazilian preschoolers
by Brett Kessler
pp 211-227

The role of language of instruction and vocabulary in the English phonological awareness of Spanish–English bilingual children
by Diane August, Catherine E Snow
pp 229-246

Addressing semantics promotes the development of reading fluency
by pp 247-265

The production of passives by children with specific language impairment: Acquiring English or Cantonese
by Anita M. Y. Wong, Laurence B. Leonard, Stephanie F. Stokes
pp 267-299

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Psycholinguistics
Semantics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
German
Portuguese
Spanish
Chinese, Yue
 
LL Issue: 17.2332