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Journal Title: Journal of Child Language
Volume/Issue:   36/4
Date: 2009
Table of Contents: Motion in first language acquisition: Manner and Path in French and English child language*
by Maya Hickmann, Pierre Taranne, Philippe Bonnet
pp 705-741

Abstract categories or limited-scope formulae? The case of children's determiners
by Virginia v Valian, Stephanie Solt, John Stewart
pp 743-778

Associations between lexicon and grammar at the end of the second year in Finnish children
by Suvi Stolt, Leena Haataja, Helena Lapinleimu, Liisa Lehtonen
pp 779-806

Gesture as a support for word learning: The case of 'under'
by Karla K Mcgregor, Katharina J. Rohlfing, Allison Bean, Ellen Marschner
pp 807-828

The emergence of Dutch connectives; how cumulative cognitive complexity explains the order of acquisition
by Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul, Ted Sanders
pp 829-854

Self-repair of speech by four-year-old Finnish children
by Tuuli Salonen, Minna Laakso
pp 855-882

Activation of syllable units during visual recognition of French words in Grade 2
by Fabienne Chetail, Stephanie Mathey
pp 883-894

What is 'word understanding' for the parent of a one-year-old? Matching the difficulty of a lexical comprehension task to parental CDI report
by Suzy Styles, Kim Plunkett
pp 895-908

Age-related changes in acoustic modifications of Mandarin maternal speech to preverbal infants and five-year-old children: a longitudinal study
by Huei-mei Liu, Feng-ming Tsao, Patricia K. Kuhl
pp 909-922

How children learn to learn language. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
by Emily Mather
pp 923-928

JCL volume 36 issue 4 Cover and Back matter
by pp b1-b2

JCL volume 36 issue 4 Cover and Front matter
by pp f1-f2

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Phonology
Psycholinguistics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
 
LL Issue: 20.2893