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Journal Title: Journal of Child Language
Volume/Issue:   35/1
Date: 2008
Table of Contents: Boundary alignment enables 11-month-olds to segment vowel initial words from speech
by Amanda Seidl, Elizabeth K. Johnson
pp 1-24

The influence of discourse context on children's provision of auxiliary BE
by Anna L. Theakston, Elena V. Lieven
pp 129-158

Conveying information about adjective meanings in spoken discourse
by Roberta Corrigan
pp 159-184

Child-directed speech: relation to socioeconomic status, knowledge of child development and child vocabulary skill
by Meredith L. Rowe
pp 185-205

Infant gaze following and pointing predict accelerated vocabulary growth through two years of age: a longitudinal, growth curve modeling study
by Rechele Brooks, Andrew N. Meltzoff
pp 207-220

Intentions help children learn meaningful rules*
by Smadar Patael, Gil Diesendruck
pp 221-234

Perseverant responding in children's picture naming*
by Josephine Booth, Melanie Vitkovitch
pp 235-246

Factors accounting for the ability of children with SLI to learn agreement morphemes in intervention
by Monika Pawłowska, Laurence B. Leonard, Stephen M. Camarata, Barbara Brown, Mary N. Camarata
pp 25-53

Tense over time: testing the Agreement/Tense Omission Model as an account of the pattern of tense-marking provision in early child English
by Julian M Pine, Gina Conti-Ramsden, Kate L. Joseph, Elena V. Lieven, Ludovica Serratrice
pp 55-75

Reliability and validity of the Computerized Comprehension Task (CCT): data from American English and Mexican Spanish infants
by Margaret Friend, Melanie Keplinger
pp 77-98

Prosodically-conditioned variability in children's production of French determiners
by Katherine Demuth, Annie Temblay
pp 99-127

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
LL Issue: 19.98