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Journal Title: Journal of Child Language
Volume/Issue:   36/2
Date: 2009
Table of Contents: From phonetics to phonology: The emergence of first words in Italian
by Tamar Keren-Portnoy, Marinella Majorano, Marilyn May Vihman
pp 235-267

Priming a perspective in Spanish monolingual children: The use of syntactic alternatives
by Perla B Gámez, Priya Mariana Shimpi, Heidi R Waterfall, Janellen Huttenlocher
pp 269-290

Developmental differences in the effects of phonological, lexical and semantic variables on word learning by infants
by Holly L. Storkel
pp 291-321

Fillers as signs of distributional learning
by Helena Taelman, Gert Durieux, Steven Gillis
pp 323-353

Obligatory grammatical categories and the expression of temporal events
by Heather Winskel, Sudaporn Luksaneeyanawin
pp 355-380

Maternal control strategies, maternal language usage and children's language usage at two years
by Nicole Taylor, Wilberta Donovan, Sally Miles, Lewis Leavitt
pp 381-404

Imageability predicts the age of acquisition of verbs in Chinese children
by Wei Yi Ma, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Colleen McDonough, Twila Tardif
pp 405-423

The longitudinal development of clusters in French
by Katherine Demuth, Elizabeth McCullough
pp 425-448

Children's production of verb-phrase anaphora in a spoken task
by Morag L. Donaldson, Lynn S. M. Cooper
pp 449-470

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): French
LL Issue: 20.328