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Journal Title: Applied Psycholinguistics
Volume/Issue:   29/3
Date: 2008
Table of Contents: Elicitation of the passé composé in French preschoolers with and without specific language impairment
by Phaedra Royle, Elin T. Thordardottir
pp 341-365

American Sign Language syntactic and narrative comprehension in skilled and less skilled readers: Bilingual and bimodal evidence for the linguistic basis of reading
by Charlene Chamberlain, Rachel I. Mayberry
pp 367-388

Determining language dominance in English–Mandarin bilinguals: Development of a self-report classification tool for clinical use
by Valeria P. C. Lim, Susan J. Rickard Liow, Michelle Lincoln, Yiong Huak Chan, Mark Onslow
pp 389-412

Early literacy in Arabic: An intervention study among Israeli Palestinian kindergartners
by Iris Levin, Elinor Saiegh-Haddad, Nareman Hende, Margalit Ziv
pp 413-436

What's in a word? Morphological awareness and vocabulary knowledge in three languages
by Catherine McBride-Chang, Twila Tardif, Jeung-Ryeul Cho, Hua Shu, Paul Fletcher, Stephanie F. Stokes, Anita M. Y. Wong, Kawai Leung
pp 437-462

Phonological memory and children's second language grammar learning
by Leif M. French, Irena O'Brien
pp 463-487

Integrating articulatory constraints into models of second language phonological acquisition
by Laura Marcela Colantoni, Jeffrey Steele
pp 489-534

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 19.1993