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Journal Title: Journal of Child Language
Volume/Issue:   34/4
Date: 2007
Table of Contents: Discrepancy between parental reports of infants' receptive vocabulary and infants' behaviour in a preferential looking task
by Carmel Houston-Price, Emily Mather, Elena Sakkalou
pp 701-724

Pronouns and verbs in adult speech to children: A corpus analysis
by Aarre Laakso, Linda B. Smith
pp 725-763

Polysyllabic units in the vocalizations of children from 0;6 to 1;11: Intonation-groups, tones and rhythms
by David Snow
pp 765-797

Getting and maintaining attention in talk to young children
by Bruno Estigarribia, Eve V. Clark
pp 799-814

The acquisition of two phonetic cues to word boundaries
by Melissa A. Redford, Christina E. Gildersleeve-Neumann
pp 815-843

Redirective labels and early vocabulary development
by Priya Mariana Shimpi, Janellen Huttenlocher
pp 845-859

Two-year-olds' productivity with verbal inflections
by Jill Hohenstein, Nameera Akhtar
pp 861-873

Two-year-olds differentially disambiguate novel words and facts
by Jason Scofield, Douglas A. Behrend
pp 875-889

Nouns and verbs in the vocabulary acquisition of Italian children
by Laura D'Odorico, Mirco Fasolo
pp 891-907

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 18.3684