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Journal Title: Journal of Child Language
Volume/Issue:   32/2
Date: May 2005
Table of Contents: Infants can use distributional cues to form syntactic categories
by LouAnn Gerken, Rachel Wilson, William D. Lewis
pp 249-268

Testing the Agreement/Tense Omission Model: why the data on children's use of non-nominative 3psg subjects count against the ATOM
by Julian M Pine, Caroline F. Rowland, Elena V. Lieven, Anna L. Theakston
pp 269-289

On learning to draw the distinction between physical and metaphorical motion: is metaphor an early emerging cognitive and linguistic capacity?
by Şeyda Özçalişkan
pp 291-318

Children's resistance to homonymy: an experimental study of pseudohomonyms
by Devin M. Casenhiser
pp 319-343

Acquisition of English comparative adjectives
by Janine Graziano-King, Helen Smith Cairns
pp 345-373

The strength of children's knowledge of the role of root morphemes in the spelling of derived words
by D Hélène Deacon, Peter Bryant
pp 375-389

Notes on Ingram's whole-word measures for phonological development
by Helena Taelman, Gert Durieux, Steven Gillis
pp 391-405

The role of prediction in construction-learning
by Adele E. Goldberg, Devin M. Casenhiser, Nitya Sethuraman
pp 407-426

Asynchrony in the cognitive and lexical development of young children with Williams syndrome
by Thierry Nazzi, Alison Gopnik, Annette Karmiloff-Smith
pp 427-438

The use of anaphoric pronouns by French children in narrative: evidence from constrained text production
by Victor Emmanuel Millogo
pp 439-461

MAYA HICKMANN, Children's discourse: person, space, and time across languages. Cambridge: CUP, 2003. Pp. 410. ISBN 0522584418.
reviewed by Barbara Zurer Pearson
pp 463-469

JOHNSON, M. H., MUNAKATA, Y. & GILMORE, R. O. (eds), Brain development and cognition: a reader (2nd Edition). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2002. Pp. 544.
reviewed by Vincent Reid, Tricia Striano
pp 469-472

LUDO VERHOEVEN & HANS VAN BALKOM (eds), Classification of developmental language disorders. Theoretical issues and clinical implications. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 2004. Pp. xii+450. ISBN 0-8058-4122-9.
reviewed by Alessandro Tavano
pp 473-479

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
LL Issue: 16.2024