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Journal Title: Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
Volume/Issue:   14/3
Date: 2011
Table of Contents: Learning to parse liaison-initial words: An eye-tracking study
by Annie Temblay
pp 257-279

Processing of contrastiveness by heritage Russian bilinguals
by Irina A. Sekerina, John C Trueswell
pp 280-300

Grammar without speech production: The case of Labrador Inuttitut heritage receptive bilinguals
by Marina Sherkina-Lieber, Ana T. Pérez-Leroux, Alana Johns
pp 301-317

Whose? L2-English speakers' possessive pronoun gender errors
by Inés Antón-Méndez
pp 318-331

Spanish gender agreement under complete and incomplete acquisition: Early and late bilinguals' linguistic behavior within the noun phrase
by Irma Verónica Alarcón
pp 332-350

Cross-linguistic activation in bilingual sentence processing: The role of word class meaning
by Kristof Baten, Fabrice Hofman, Tom Loeys
pp 351-359

Working memory influences on cross-language activation during bilingual lexical disambiguation
by Ana B. Arêas Da Luz Fontes, Ana I. Scharwatz
pp 360-370

Bilingual advantage in attentional control: Evidence from the forced-attention dichotic listening paradigm
by Anna Soveri, Matti Laine, Heikki Hämäläinen, Kenneth Hugdahl
pp 371-378

Grammatical gender processing in L2: Electrophysiological evidence of the effect of L1–L2 syntactic similarity
by Alice Foucart, Cheryl Frenck-Mestre
pp 379-399

Language distance and non-native syntactic processing: Evidence from event-related potentials
by Adam Zawiszewski, Eva Gutierrez, Beatriz Fernández, Itziar Laka
pp 400-411

Early childhood bilingualism leads to advances in executive attention: Dissociating culture and language
by Sujin Yang, Hwajin Yang, Barbara C. Lust
pp 412-422

Morphophonemic transfer in English second language learners
by Sze Wei Ping, Susan J Rickard Liow
pp 423-432

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Basque
Inuktitut, Eastern Canadian
LL Issue: 22.2512