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Journal Title: First Language
Volume/Issue:   32/1-2
Issue Title: Linguistic Interfaces and Language Acquisition in Childhood
Date: Feb/May 2012
Table of Contents: Access the issue at http://fla.sagepub.com/content/32/1-2.toc

Special Double Issue on Linguistic Interfaces and Language Acquisition in
Childhood

Guest editors: Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes and Jason Rothman

Editorial Introduction:

-Linguistic interfaces and language acquisition in childhood: Introduction to the
special issue

Articles:

-The development of articles in children’s early Spanish: Prosodic interactions
between lexical and grammatical form

-Articles in child L2 English: When L1 and L2 acquisition meet at the interface

-Interactive processing of contrastive expressions by Russian children

-Overt subjects and copula omission in the Spanish and the English grammar of
English–Spanish bilinguals: On the locus and directionality of interlinguistic
influence

-The lexical interface in L1 acquisition: What children have to say about radical
concept nativism

-Explaining children’s over-use of definites in partitive contexts

-Clitics in L1 bilingual acquisition

-Comprehension of intersentential pronouns in child German and child Bulgarian

-The null-subject parameter at the interface between syntax and pragmatics:
Evidence from bilingual German–Italian, German–French and Italian–French
children

-Eventivity effects in early grammar: The case of non-finite verbs

Commentaries:

-Overcoming language barriers: Interfaces between disciplines

-Studies at the interface of child language and models of language acquisition
Publisher: Sage Publications, UK
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Pragmatics
Syntax
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Russian
Spanish
 
LL Issue: 23.2398