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Journal Title: Journal of Child Language
Volume/Issue:   38/2
Date: 2011
Table of Contents: The input ambiguity hypothesis and case blindness: an account of cross-linguistic and intra-linguistic differences in case errors
by Sabra D. Pelham
pp 235-272

Orienting to third-party conversations
by Carmen Martínez-Sussmann, Nameera Akhtar, Gil Diesendruck, Lori Markson
pp 273-296

The Linguistic Affiliation Constraint and phoneme recognition in diglossic Arabic
by Elinor Saiegh-Haddad, Iris Levin, Nareman Hende, Margalit Ziv
pp 297-315

Phonological development of word-initial Korean obstruents in young Korean children
by Minjung Kim, Carol Stoel-Gammon
pp 316-340

Parental numeric language input to Mandarin Chinese and English speaking preschool children
by Alicia Chang, Catherine M. Sandhofer, Lauren Adelchanow, Benjamin Rottman
pp 341-355

Semantic categorization and reading skill across Dutch primary grades: development yes, relationship no
by Martine A. R. Gijsel, Ellen A. Ormel, Daan Hermans, Ludo Verhoeven, Anna M. T. Bosman
pp 356-379

On the interaction of deaffrication and consonant harmony
by Daniel A. Dinnsen, Judith A. Gierut, Michele L. Morrisette, Christoper R. Green, Ashley W. Farris-Trimble
pp 380-403

The dynamics of syntax acquisition: facilitation between syntactic structures
by Tamar Keren-Portnoy, Michael Keren
pp 404-432

Children's command of plural and possessive marking on Hebrew nouns: a comparison of obligatory versus optional inflections*
by Rachel Schiff, Dorit Diskin Ravid, Shany Levy-Shimon
pp 433-454

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Chinese, Mandarin
LL Issue: 22.591