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Journal Title: Journal of Child Language
Volume/Issue:   40/4
Table of Contents: The relation between order of acquisition, segmental frequency and function: the case of word-initial consonants in Dutch
by Lieve Van Severen, Joris J. M. Gillis, Inge Molemans, Renate van den Berg, Sven De Maeyer, Steven Gillis
pp 703-740

Communicative abilities in children: An assessment through different phenomena and expressive means
by Francesca M. Bosco, Romina Angeleri, Livia Colle, Katiuscia Sacco, Bruno G. Bara
pp 741-778

Characteristics of early vocabulary and grammar development in Slovenian-speaking infants and toddlers: a CDI-adaptation study*
by Ljubica Marjanovič-Umek, Urška Fekonja-Peklaj, Anja Podlesek
pp 779-798

Conceptual distance and word learning: Patterns of acquisition in Samoan–English bilingual children
by Gayle Hemsley, Alison Holm, Barbara Dodd
pp 799-820

A long-term predictive validity study: Can the CDI Short Form be used to predict language and early literacy skills four years later?
by Dilara Deniz Can, Marika Ginsburg-Block, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
pp 821-835

Parents' child-directed communication and child language development: a longitudinal study with Italian toddlers
by Marinella Majorano, Chiara Rainieri, Paola Corsano
pp 836-859

Learning non-adjacent regularities at age 0 ; 7
by Judit Gervain, Janet F Werker
pp 860-872

The role of within-language vocabulary size in children's semantic development: evidence from bilingual children
by Margaux Keith, Elena Nicoladis
pp 873-884

The processing of lexical tones by young Chinese children
by Candise Y. Lin, Min Wang, Hua Shu
pp 885-899

A story about a word: does narrative presentation promote learning of a spatial preposition in German two-year-olds?
by Kerstin Nachtigäller, Katharina J. Rohlfing, Karla K Mcgregor
pp 900-917

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Dutch
LL Issue: 24.3101