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Journal Title: Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
Volume/Issue:   15/1
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: Introduction: Bilingual Children with SLI – The Nature of the Problem
by Sharon Armon-Lotem
pp 1-4

The Receptive–Expressive Gap in the Vocabulary of Young Second-Language Learners: Robustness and Possible Mechanisms
by Todd A. Gibson, D. Kimbrough Oller, Linda Jarmulowicz, Corinna A. Ethington
pp 102-116

“Corplum is a Core from a Plum”: The Advantage of Bilingual Children in the Analysis of Word Meaning from Verbal Context
by Stefka H. Marinova-Todd
pp 117-127

Temporal Reference Marking in Narrative and Expository Text Written by Deaf Children and Adults: A Bimodal Bilingual Perspective
by Liesbeth M. van Beijsterveldt, Janet G van Hell
pp 128-144

Cross-Language Phonological Activation of Meaning: Evidence from Category Verification
by Deanna C. Friesen, Debra Jared
pp 145-156

Distributions of Cognates in Europe as Based on Levenshtein Distance
by Job Schepens, Ton Dijkstra, Franc Grootjen
pp 157-166

What Do Foreign Neighbors Say about the Mental Lexicon?
by Michael S. Vitevitch
pp 167-172

Non-Selective Lexical Access in Different-Script Bilinguals
by Jihye Moon, Nan Jiang
pp 173-180

It Matters How Much You Talk: On the Automaticity of Affective Connotations of First and Second Language Words
by Juliane Degner, Cveta Doycheva, Dirk Wentura
pp 181-189

Age of Acquisition and Proficiency in a Second Language Independently Influence the Perception of Non-Native Speech
by Pilar Archila-Suerte, Jason Zevin, Ferenc Bunta, Arturo E. Hernandez
pp 190-201

The Effects of Language Impairment on the Use of Direct Object Pronouns and Verb Inflections in Heritage Spanish Speakers: A Look at Attrition, Incomplete Acquisition and Maintenance
by Peggy F. Jacobson
pp 22-38

Subject–Verb Agreement in Specific Language Impairment: A Study of Monolingual and Bilingual German-Speaking Children
by Solveig Chilla, Harald Clahsen
pp 39-57

Production and Processing Asymmetries in the Acquisition of Tense Morphology by Sequential Bilingual Children
by Vicky Chondrogianni, Theodoros Marinis
pp 5-21

Telling Stories in Two Languages: Narratives of Bilingual Preschool Children with Typical and Impaired Language
by Peri IIluz-Cohen, Joel Walters
pp 58-74

Language Impairments in the Development of Sign: Do They Reside in a Specific Modality or are They Modality-Independent Deficits?
by Bencie Woll, Gary Morgan
pp 75-87

Minimalism and Bilingualism: How and Why Bilingualism Could Benefit Children with SLI
by Thomas Roeper
pp 88-101

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Morphology
Phonetics
Phonology
Semantics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Dutch Sign Language
Dutch
English
French
German
Hebrew
Italian
Korean
Spanish
Turkish
 
LL Issue: 23.4021