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Journal Title: Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
Volume/Issue:   8/1
Date: April 2005
Table of Contents: Codeswitching and generative grammar: A critique of the MLF model and some remarks on “modified minimalism”
by Jeff MacSwan
pp 1-22

Editorial tribute to Elizabeth Bates
by Ping Li
pp i-ii

Bare forms and lexical insertions in code-switching: A processing-based account
by Jonathan Owens
pp 23-38

L2 vs. L3 initial state: A comparative study of the acquisition of French DPs by Vietnamese monolinguals and Cantonese–English bilinguals
by Yan-kit Ingrid Leung
pp 39-61

What is so difficult about telicity marking in L2 Russian?
by Roumyana Slabakova
pp 63-77

How iconic are Chinese characters?
by Gigi Luk, Ellen Bialystok
pp 79-83

Asymmetrical language switching costs in Chinese–English bilinguals' number naming and simple arithmetic
by Jamie I. D. Campbell
pp 85-91

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Writing Systems
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
French
Russian
Vietnamese
Chinese, Yue
 
LL Issue: 16.1056