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Journal Title: Journal of Child Language
Volume/Issue:   33/2
Date: 2006
Table of Contents: Object Agreement and Specificity in Early Swahili
by Kamil Ud Deen
pp 223-246

Direct Object Predictability: effects on young children's imitation of sentences
by pp 247-269

Early Noun Plurals in German: regularity, productivity or default?
by Sabine Laaha, Katharina Korecky-Kroll, Gregor Laaha
pp 271-302

Learning to Use Demonstratives in Conversation: what do language specific strategies in Turkish reveal?
by Aylin C. Küntay
pp 303-320

Young Children's Expectation of Competence in Word Learning
by pp 321-338

Common Aetiology for Diverse Language Skills in 41/2-year-old Twins
by Yulia Kovas, Nicole Harlaar, Dorothy V. M. Bishop
pp 339-368

Differing Sequences of Metaphonological Development in French and English
by Lynne G. Duncan, Annie Magnon, Philip H. K. Seymour
pp 369-399

Getting to the Root: young writers' sensitivity to the role of root morphemes in the spelling of inflected and derived words
by D Hélène Deacon, Peter Bryant
pp 401-417

Interaction of Lexical and Grammatical Aspect in Toddlers' Language
by Bonnie W. Johnson, Marc E. Fey
pp 419-435

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
French
German
Swahili
Turkish
 
LL Issue: 17.2473