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Journal Title: Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
Volume/Issue:   14/2
Table of Contents: Bilingual language acquisition and theories of diachronic change: Bilingualism as cause and effect of grammatical change
by Jürgen M Meisel
pp 121-145

Is morphosyntactic change really rare?
by Sarah G Thomason
pp 146-148

Diachronic change: Early versus late acquisition
by Fred Weerman
pp 149-151

Transmission, acquisition, parameter-setting, reanalysis, and language change
by Salikoko S Mufwene
pp 152-155

Children rule, or do they (as far as innovations are concerned)?
by Brian D Joseph
pp 156-158

Unbalanced bilingual acquisition as a mechanism of grammatical change
by Stephen Matthews, Virginia Yip
pp 159-161

Multilingualism everywhere
by David W Lightfoot
pp 162-164

Parametric variation in acquisition and diachronic change: A response to the commentaries
by Jürgen M Meisel
pp 165-172

German–English-speaking children's mixed NPs with ‘correct’ agreement
by Liane Jorschick, Antje Endesfelder Quick, Dana Glässer, Elena V. Lieven, Michael Tomasello
pp 173-183

Assessing the effect of lexical aspect and grounding on the acquisition of L2 Spanish past tense morphology among L1 English speakers
by Maximo Rafael Salaberry
pp 184-202

Does learning Spanish grammatical gender change English-speaking adults' categorization of inanimate objects?
by Elena Kurinski, Maria D Sera
pp 203-220

Clitic placement in Spanish–English bilingual children
by Ana T. Pérez-Leroux, Alejandro Cuza, Danille Thomas
pp 221-232

Bilingual education, metalinguistic awareness, and the understanding of an unknown language
by Hagar Ter Kuile, Michiel Veldhuis, Suzanne C van Veen, Jelte M Wicherts
pp 233-242

Spanish-speaking students' use of cognate knowledge to infer the meaning of English words
by Cheryl Dressler, Maria S Carlo, Catherine E Snow, Diane August, Claire E White
pp 243-255

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Dutch
English
German
Indonesian
Spanish
 
LL Issue: 22.1622