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Journal Title: Journal of Child Language
Volume/Issue:   37/1
Date: 2010
Table of Contents: Preschool-aged children have difficulty constructing and interpreting simple utterances composed of graphic symbols
by Ann Sutton, Natacha Trudeau, Jill P. Morford, Monica Rios, Marie-Andree Poirier
pp 1-26

Validating justifications in preschool girls' and boys' friendship group talk: implications for linguistic and socio-cognitive development
by Amy Kyratziz, Tamara Shuqum Ross, S. Bahar Koymen
pp 115-144

Phonological changes during the transition from one-word to productive word combination
by Katsura Aoyama, Ann M. Peters, Kimberly S WIinchester
pp 145-157

Child L2 development: A longitudinal case study on Voice Onset Times in word-initial stops
by Ellen Simon
pp 159-173

Optional elements and variant structures in the productions of bei2 ‘to give’ dative constructions in Cantonese-speaking adults and three-year-old children
by Anita M. Y. Wong, Dorcas C. Chow, Catherine Mcbride-Cheng, Stephanie F. Stokes
pp 175-196

Semantic bias in the acquisition of relative clauses in Japanese
by Hiromi Ozeki, Yasuhiro Shirai
pp 197-215

Rethinking child difficulty: The effect of NP type on children's processing of relative clauses in Hebrew
by Inbal Arnon
pp 27-57

Children's sentence planning: Syntactic correlates of fluency variations
by Dana I. McDaniel, Cecile McKee, Merrill F. Garrett
pp 59-94

Explaining the disambiguation effect: Don't exclude mutual exclusivity
by Vikram K. Jaswal
pp 95-113

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Dutch
Chinese, Yue
LL Issue: 21.715