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Journal Title: Journal of Child Language
Volume/Issue:   34/3
Date: 2007
Table of Contents: The Acquisition of Gender Marking by Young German-Speaking Children: Evidence for learning guided by phonological regularities
by Gisela Szagun, Barbara Stumper, Nina Sondag, Melanie Franik
pp 445-471

A Longitudinal Study of Idiom and Text Comprehension
by Levorato M. Chiara, Maja Roch, Barbara Nesi
pp 473-494

The Acquisition of Cantonese Classifiers by Preschool Children in Hong Kong
by Shek Kam Tse, Hui Li, Shing On Leung
pp 495-517

Characteristics of Maternal Verbal Style: Responsiveness and directiveness in two natural contexts
by Valerie Flynn, Elise Frank Masur
pp 519-543

The Overgeneralization of Non-Finite Complements to Finite Contexts: The case of decide*
by Amanda Jean Owen, Laurence B. Leonard
pp 545-570

Which 'It' is it? The Acquisition of Referential and Expletive 'It'
by Susannah Kirby, Misha Becker
pp 571-599

How Children Process Over-Regularizations: Evidence from event-related brain potentials
by Harald Clahsen, Monika Lück, Anja Hahne
pp 601-622

Characterizing Communicative Development in Children Referred for Autism Spectrum Disorders using the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory (CDI)
by Rhiannon Luyster, Kristina Lopez, Catherine Lord
pp 623-654

Early Delayed Language Development in Very Preterm Infants: Evidence from the MacArthur-Bates CDI
by Susan H. Foster-Cohen, Jamie O. Edgin, Patricia R. Champion, Lianne J. Woodward
pp 655-675

Two-Year-Olds Use Primary Sentence Accent to Learn New Words
by Susanne Grassmann, Michael Tomasello
pp 677-687

Adele Goldberg, Constructions at work: The nature of generalization in language.
reviewed by Joan L. Bybee
pp 692-697

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
 
LL Issue: 18.2455