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Journal Title: Journal of Child Language
Volume/Issue:   33/1
Date: 2006
Table of Contents: Editorial
by Edith L. Bavin, Philip S. Dale
pp i-i

The Use of Nouns and Verbs by Japanese Children and Their Caregivers in Book-reading and Toy-playing Contexts
by Tamiko Ogura, Philip S. Dale
pp 1-29

Language in Boys with Fragile X Syndrome
by Yonata Levy, Riki Gottesman
pp 125-144

Word Learning Deficit among Chinese Dyslexic Children
by Connie Suk-Han Ho, Suk-Han Lee
pp 145-161

Word Learning Deficit among Chinese Dyslexic Children
by pp 145-161

Prelinguistic Pitch Patterns Expressing ‘Communication’ and ‘Apprehension’
by pp 163-178

The Phonological Mean Length of Utterance: methodological challenges from a crosslinguistic perspective
by Katri Saaristo-Helin, Tuula Savinainen-Makkonen
pp 179-190

Note of Clarification on the Coding of Light Verbs in 'Semantic Generality, Input Frequency and the Acquisition of Syntax' (Journal of Child Language 31, 61–99)
by Elena V. Lieven
pp 191-197

Early Relations between Lexical and Grammatical Development in Very Immature Italian Preterms
by Annalisa Guarini, Gianpaolo Salvioli
pp 199-216

Valéria Csépe (ed.), Dyslexia: Different Brain, Different Behaviour. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2003. Pp. 193. ISBN 0-306-47752-1.
reviewed by Guillaume Thierry
pp 217-222

Patterns of Intra-word Phonological Variability During the Second Year of Life
by Anna Vogel Sosa
pp 31-50

Facilitating the Acquisition of 'under' by Means of 'in' and 'on' - A Training Study in Polish
by Katharina J. Rohlfing
pp 51-69

‘To define means to say what you know about things’: the development of definitional skills as metalinguistic acquisition
by Gianluca Gini, Daniela Lucangeli
pp 71-97

Perspective-shifts in Event Descriptions in Tamil Child Language
by Bhuvana Narasinham, Marianne Gullberg
pp 99-124

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Tamil
 
LL Issue: 17.2345