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Journal Title: Journal of Child Language
Volume/Issue:   35/2
Date: 2008
Table of Contents: Grammaticality judgments in children: The role of age, working memory and phonological ability
by Janet L McDonald
pp 247-268

Developing spatial localization abilities and children's interpretation of where
by Elena Nicoladis, Edward H. Cornell, Melissa Gates
pp 269-289

Turkish children use morphosyntactic bootstrapping in interpreting verb meaning
by Tilbe Göksun, Aylin C. Küntay, Letitia R. Naigles
pp 291-323

The acquisition of German relative clauses: A case study*
by Silke Brandt, Holger Diessel, Michael Tomasello
pp 325-348

Repetition as ratification: How parents and children place information in common ground*
by Eve V. Clark, Josie Bernicot
pp 349-371

Object and action picture naming in three- and five-year-old children
by Jackie Masterson, Judit Druks, Donna Gallienne
pp 373-402

Noun grammaticalization and determiner use in French children's speech: A gradual development with prosodic and lexical influences
by Dominique Bassano, Isabelle Maillochon, Sylvain Mottet
pp 403-438

Is epenthesis a means to optimize feet? A reanalysis of the CLPF database
by Helena Taelman, Steven Gillis
pp 439-452

The representation of morphologically complex words in the developing lexicon*
by Jennifer Rabin, D Hélène Deacon
pp 453-465

Acquiring causatives in Taiwan Southern Min
by Huei-Ling Lin, Jane S. Tsay
pp 467-487

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Phonology
Syntax
 
LL Issue: 19.1445