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Journal Title: Applied Psycholinguistics
Volume/Issue:   33/4
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: Expert Knowledge, Distinctiveness, and Levels of Processing in Language Learning
by Stephen Andrew Bird
pp 665-689

“The Spotty Cow Tickled the Pig with a Curly Tail”: How Do Sentence Position, Preferred Argument Structure, and Referential Complexity Affect Children's and Adults’ Choice of Referring Expression?
by Anna L. Theakston
pp 691-724

Pronominal Objects in English–Italian and Spanish–Italian Bilingual Children
by Ludovica Serratrice, Antonella Sorace, Francesca Filiaci, Michela Baldo
pp 725-751

Insight into the Structure of Compound Words among Speakers of Chinese and English
by Jie Zhang, Richard C. Anderson, Qiuying Wang, Jerome L. Packard, Xinchun Wu, Shan Tang, Xiaoling Ke
pp 753-779

Social and Linguistic Input in Low-Income African American Mother–Child Dyads from 1 Month through 2 Years: Relations to Vocabulary Development
by Priya Mariana Shimpi, Alicia Fedewa, Sydney Hans
pp 781-798

The Role of Language Skills in Learning to Read: The Case of Bilingualism in French Overseas Departments
by Isabelle Negro, Sophie Genelot
pp 799-828

Implicit and Explicit Knowledge in Second Language Acquisition
by Patrick Rebuschat, John N. Williams
pp 829-856

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Morphology
Sociolinguistics
Typology
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Creole French, Seselwa
English
French
Italian
Spanish
 
LL Issue: 23.4218