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Journal Title: Journal of Child Language
Volume/Issue:   36/3
Date: 2009
Table of Contents: Acquisition of gender agreement in Lithuanian: Exploring the effect of diminutive usage in an elicited production task
by Ineta Savickienė, Vera Kempe, Patricia J. Brooks
pp 477-494

Mean Length of Utterance before words and grammar: Longitudinal trends and developmental implications of infant vocalizations
by Mary K. K. Fagan
pp 495-527

Integration of communicative partner's visual perspective in patterns of referential requests
by Sevda Bahtiyar, Aylin C. Küntay
pp 529-555

Liaison acquisition, word segmentation and construction in French: a usage-based account
by Jean-Pierre Chevrot, Celine Dugua, Michel Fayol
pp 557-596

Pragmatic differentiation in early trilingual development
by Simona Montanari
pp 597-627

Prosodic patterns in Hebrew child-directed speech
by Osnat Segal, Bracha Nir, Liat Kishon-Rabin, Dorit Diskin Ravid
pp 629-656

The contribution of language skills to reading fluency: A comparison of two orthographies for Hebrew
by Ravit Cohen-Mimran
pp 657-672

Preschoolers' word mapping: The interplay between labelling context and specificity of speaker information
by Elizabeth S. Nilsen, Susan A. Graham, Tamara Pettigrew
pp 673-684

Direct and indirect cues to knowledge states during word learning
by Megan M. Saylor, C. Brooke Carroll
pp 685-695

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Phonology
Pragmatics
Ling & Literature
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): French
Hebrew
Lithuanian
 
LL Issue: 20.2053