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Journal Title: Journal of Child Language
Volume/Issue:   37/4
Table of Contents: Segmental distribution patterns of English infant- and adult-directed speech
by Sue Ann S Lee, Barbara L. Davis
pp 767-791

Parents' use of conventional and unconventional labels in conversations with their preschoolers
by Annette M. E. Henderson, Mark A. Sabbagh
pp 793-816

How vocabulary size in two languages relates to efficiency in spoken word recognition by young Spanish–English bilinguals
by Virginia A Marchman, Anne Fernald, Nereyda Hurtado
pp 817-840

Verbal inflection in the acquisition of Kuwaiti Arabic
by Khawla Aljenaie
pp 841-863

Long-term effects of preterm birth on language and literacy at eight years
by Annalisa Guarini, Alessandra Sansavini, Cristina Fabbri, Silvia Savini, Rosina Alessandroni, Giacomo Faldella, Annette Karmiloff-Smith
pp 865-885

Motoric characteristics of representational gestures produced by young children in a naming task
by Paola Pettenati, Silvia Stefanini, Virginia Volterra
pp 887-911

Preschoolers' extension of novel words to animals and artifacts
by Susan A Graham, Andrean N. Welder, Beverley A Merrifield, Jared J Berman
pp 913-927

Sensitivity to conversational maxims in deaf and hearing children
by Luca Surian, Mariantonia Tedoldi, Michael Siegal
pp 929-943

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
 
LL Issue: 21.3155