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Journal Title: Studies in Second Language Acquisition
Volume/Issue:   32/4
Date: 2010
Table of Contents: We Could Have Loved and Lost, or We Never Could Have Love at All
by Mark A. Conroy, Linda Cupples
pp 523-552

The Bounds of Adult Language Acquisition
by Nick C. Ellis, Nuria Sagarra
pp 553-580

Discovering the Relationship between Context and Allophones in a Second Language
by Christine Shea, Suzanne Curtin
pp 581-606

The Incidental Acquisition of English Plural -s by Japanese Children in Comprehension-Based and Production-Based Lessons
by Natsuko Shintani, Rod Ellis
pp 607-637

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
English
Japanese
Portuguese
Spanish
 
LL Issue: 22.473