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Journal Title: Applied Psycholinguistics
Volume/Issue:   30/4
Date: 2009
Table of Contents: Automatization in second language acquisition: What does the coefficient of variation tell us?
by Jan H. Hulstijn, Amos Van Gelderen, Rob Schoonen
pp 555-582

From grapheme to word in reading acquisition in Spanish
by Fernando Cuetos, Paz Suárez-Coalla
pp 583-601

The processing and comprehension of wh-questions among second language speakers of German
by Carrie N. Jackson, Susan C. Bobb
pp 603-636

Orthographic and phonological effects in the picture–word interference paradigm: Evidence from a logographic language
by Yanchao Bi, Yaoda Xu, Alfonso Caramazza
pp 637-658

Orthographic influences, vocabulary development, and phonological awareness in deaf children who use cochlear implants
by Deborah James, Kaukab Rajput, Julie Brinton, Usha Goswami
pp 659-684

Gender differences in language development in French Canadian children between 8 and 30 months of age
by Caroline Bouchard, Natacha Trudeau, Ann Sutton, Marie-Claude Boudreault, Joane Deneault
pp 685-707

Grain size in script and teaching: Literacy acquisition in Ge'ez and Latin
by Yonas Mesfun Asfaha, Jeanne Kurvers, Sjaak Kroon
pp 709-724

Long-term relationships among early first language skills, second language aptitude, second language affect, and later second language proficiency
by Richard L. Sparks, Jon Patton, Leonore Ganschow, Nancy Humbach
pp 725-755

Effects of adding interword spacing on Chinese reading: A comparison of Chinese native readers and English readers of Chinese as a second language
by Benedetta Bassetti
pp 757-775

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
 
LL Issue: 20.2990