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Journal Title: Journal of Child Language
Volume/Issue:   38/3
Date: 2011
Table of Contents: Early verb learning in 20-month-old Japanese-speaking children
by Yuriko Oshima-Takane, Junko Ariyama, Tessei Kobayashi, Marina Katerelos, Diane Poulin-Dubois
pp 455-484

Prelinguistic predictors of language development in children with autism spectrum disorders over four–five years
by Karen D Bopp, Pat Mirenda
pp 485-503

The role of input frequency and semantic transparency in the acquisition of verb meaning: evidence from placement verbs in Tamil and Dutch
by Bhuvana Narasimhan, Marianne Gullberg
pp 504-532

Mastering inflectional suffixes: a longitudinal study of beginning writers' spellings*
by Kathryn Turnbull, D Hélène Deacon, Elizabeth Kay-Raining Bird
pp 533-553

Bilingual children's acquisition of the past tense: a usage-based approach
by Johannes Paradis, Elena Nicoladis, Martha Crago, Fred Genesee
pp 554-578

The role of working memory and contextual constraints in children's processing of relative clauses
by Anna R Weighall, Gerry T. M. Altmann
pp 579-605

Does size matter? Subsegmental cues to vowel mispronunciation detection
by Nivedita Mani, Kim Plunkett
pp 606-627

The influence of part-word phonotactic probability/neighborhood density on word learning by preschool children varying in expressive vocabulary
by Holly L. Storkel, Jill R. Hoover
pp 628-643

Cascading activation across levels of representation in children's lexical processing
by Yi Ting Huang, Jesse Snedeker
pp 644-661

Verb argument structure acquisition in young children: defining a role for discourse
by Letitia R. Naigles, Ashley Maltempo
pp 662-674

Proficiency with tense and aspect concordance: children with SLI and their typically developing peers
by Amanda J Owen
pp 675-699

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Dutch
LL Issue: 22.2534