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Journal Title: Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
Volume/Issue:   12/2
Date: 2009
Table of Contents: Dominant-language replacement: The case of international adoptees
by Kenneth Hyltenstam, Emanuel Bylund, Niclas Abrahamsson, Hyeon-Sook Park
pp 121-140

Japanese and English sentence reading comprehension and writing systems: An fMRI study of first and second language effects on brain activation
by Augusto Buchweitz, Robert A. Mason, Mihoko Hasegawa, Marcel A. Just
pp 141-151

When Russians learn English: How the semantics of causation may change
by Phillip Wolff, Tatyana Ventura
pp 153-176

The status of the “weaker” language in unbalanced French/German bilingual language acquisition
by Matthias Bonnesen
pp 177-192

English–Afrikaans intrasentential code switching: Testing a feature checking account
by Ondene van Dulm
pp 193-212

Bilingual first-language development: Dominant language takeover, threatened minority language take-up
by Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole, Enlli Môn Thomas
pp 213-237

Bilingual children's sensitivity to specificity and genericity: Evidence from metalinguistic awareness
by Ludovica Serratrice, Antonella Sorace, Francesca Filiaci, Michela Baldo
pp 239-257

Effects on L1 during early acquisition of L2: Speech changes in Spanish at first English contact
by Christina E. Gildersleeve-Neumann, Elizabeth D. Peña, Barbara L. Davis, Ellen S. Kester
pp 259-272

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Afrikaans
English
German
Italian
Japanese
Russian
Spanish
Welsh
 
LL Issue: 20.1704