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Journal Title: Applied Psycholinguistics
Volume/Issue:   31/1
Date: 2010
Table of Contents: The development of aspectual marking in child Mandarin Chinese
by Jidong Chen, Yasuhiro Shirai
pp 1-28

Young children's sensitivity to new and given information when answering predicate-focus questions
by Dorothe Salome, Elena V. Lieven, Michael Tomasello
pp 101-115

The home language environment of monolingual and bilingual children and their language proficiency
by Anna F Scheele, Paul P Leseman, Aziza Y Mayo
pp 117-140

Spoken sentence comprehension in children with dyslexia and language impairment: The roles of syntax and working memory
by Erin K Robertson, Marc F Joanisse
pp 141-165

How similar are adult second language learners and Spanish heritage speakers? Spanish clitics and word order
by Silvina A Montrul
pp 167-207

When speech is ambiguous, gesture steps in: Sensitivity to discourse-pragmatic principles in early childhood
by Wing Chee So, Özlem Ece Demir, Susan Goldin-Meadow
pp 209-224

Spoken verb processing in Spanish: An analysis using a new online resource
by Semilla M Rivera, Elizabeth Bates, Araceli Orozco-Figueroa, Nicole Y WIicha
pp 29-57

Spelling and word recognition in Grades 1 and 2: Relations to phonological awareness and naming speed in Dutch children
by Wim G Verhagen, Cora J Aarnoute, Jan F van Leeuwe
pp 59-80

Development of perception of second language Japanese geminates: Role of duration, sonority, and segmentation strategy
by Debra M Hardison, Miki Motohashi Saigo
pp 81-99

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Moroccan
Chinese, Mandarin
LL Issue: 21.727