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Journal Title: Journal of Child Language
Volume/Issue:   35/3
Date: 2008
Table of Contents: Fast Mapping by Bilingual Preschool Children
by Pui Fong Kan, Kathryn Kohnert
pp 495-514

Does Frequency Count? Parental Input and the Acquisition of Vocabulary
by Judith C. Goodman, Philip S. Dale, Ping Li
pp 515-531

Rapid learning of an abstract language-specific category: Polish children's acquisition of the instrumental construction
by Ewa Dabrowska, Michael Tomasello
pp 533-558

Rigid Thinking About Deformables: Do children sometimes overgeneralize the shape bias?
by Larissa K. Samuelson, Jessica S Horst, Anne R. Schutte, Brandi N. Dobbertin
pp 559-589

Segmental Properties of Input to Infants: A study of Korean
by Soyoung Lee, Barbara L. Davis, Peter F MacNeilage
pp 591-617

Early Vocabulary Development in Danish and Other Languages: A CDI-based comparison
by Dorthe Bleses, Werner Vach, Malene Slott, Sonja Wehberg, Pia Thomsen, Thomas O. Madsen, Hans Basbøll
pp 619-650

The Danish Communicative Developmental Inventories: Validity and main developmental trends
by Dorthe Bleses, Werner Vach, Malene Slott, Sonja Wehberg, Pia Thomsen, Thomas O. Madsen, Hans Basbøll
pp 651-669

Early Perception–Late Comprehension of Grammar? The case of verbal -s: A response to de Villiers & Johnson (2007)
by Melanie Soderstrom
pp 671-676

What's in a Name? Coming to terms with the child's linguistic environment
by Matthew Saxton
pp 677-686

The Early Language in Victoria Study: Predicting vocabulary at age one and two years from gesture and object use
by Edith L. Bavin, M. Prior, Sheena Reilly, Lesley Bretherton, J. Williams, P. Eadie, Y. Barrett, O. C. Ukoumunne
pp 687-701

Morphosyntax in Children with Word Finding Difficulties
by Victoria A. Murphy, Julie Dockrell, David Messer, Hannah Farr
pp 703-720

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 19.2141