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Journal Title: Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
Volume/Issue:   12/4
Date: 2009
Table of Contents: Learning to look: The acquisition of eye gaze agreement during the production of ASL verbs
by Robin L. Thompson, Karen Emmorey, Robert E. Kluender
pp 393-409

Crosslinguistic transfer in the acquisition of compound words in Persian–English bilinguals
by Farzaneh Foroodi-Nejad, Johannes Paradis
pp 411-427

Development of English referring expressions in the narratives of Chinese–English bilinguals
by Liang Chen, Ning Pan
pp 429-445

Triggered codeswitching between cognate languages
by Mirjam Broersma
pp 447-462

The syntax–discourse interface in near-native L2 acquisition: Off-line and on-line performance
by Holger Hopp
pp 463-483

The on-line application of binding Principle A in English as a second language
by Claudia Felser, Mikako Sato, Nick Bertenshaw
pp 485-502

Multi-word combinations and the emergence of differentiated ordering patterns in early trilingual development
by Simona Montanari
pp 503-519

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Morphology
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): American Sign Language
Chinese, Mandarin
English
Persian, Iranian
Spanish
Tagalog
 
LL Issue: 20.3292