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Journal Title: Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
Volume/Issue:   15/3
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: Language proficiency, home-language status, and English vocabulary development: A longitudinal follow-up of the Word Generation program
by Joshua F. Lawrence, Lauren Capotosto, Lee Branum-Martin, Claire White, Catherine E Snow
pp 437-451

A growth curve analysis of novel word learning by sequential bilingual preschool children
by Pui Fong Kan, Kathryn Kohnert
pp 452-469

Cognitive mechanisms of word learning in bilingual and monolingual adults: The role of phonological memory
by Margarita Kaushanskaya
pp 470-489

Phonological similarity influences word learning in adults learning Spanish as a foreign language
by Melissa K. Stamer, Michael S. Vitevitch
pp 490-502

Effects of phonological feedback on the selection of syntax: Evidence from between-language syntactic priming
by Sarah Bernolet, Robert J. Hartsuiker, Martin J Pickering
pp 503-516

Interlingual influence in bilingual speech: Cognate status effect in a continuum of bilingualism
by Mark Amengual
pp 517-530

Object clitics and their omission in child L2 French: The contributions of processing limitations and L1 transfer
by Theres Grüter, Martha Crago
pp 531-549

Differential effects of language attrition in the domains of verb placement and object expression
by Cristina Maria Flores
pp 550-567

Shared information structure: Evidence from cross-linguistic priming
by Zuzanna Fleischer, Martin J Pickering, Janet F. McLean
pp 568-579

Language control abilities of late bilinguals
by Julia Festman
pp 580-593

Self-ratings of spoken language dominance: A Multilingual Naming Test (MINT) and preliminary norms for young and aging Spanish–English bilinguals
by Tamar H. Gollan, Gal H. Weissberger, Elin Runnqvist, Rora I. Montoya, Cynthia M. Cera
pp 594-615

The measure matters: Language dominance profiles across measures in Spanish–English bilingual children
by Lisa M Bedore, Elizabeth D. Peña, Connie L. Summers, Karin M. Boerger, Maria D. Resendiz, Kai Greene, Thomas M. Bohman, Ronald B Gillam
pp 616-629

Testing the nonce borrowing hypothesis: Counter-evidence from English-origin verbs in Welsh
by Jonathan Roy Stammers, Margaret Deuchar
pp 630-643

What is the “Nonce Borrowing Hypothesis” anyway?
by Margaret Deuchar, Jonathan Roy Stammers
pp 649-650

Inhibitory control predicts language switching performance in trilingual speech production
by Jared A. Linck, John W. Schwieter, Gretchen Sunderman
pp 651-662

The effects of first- and second-language proficiency on conflict resolution and goal maintenance in bilinguals: Evidence from reaction time distributional analyses in a Stroop task
by Chi-Shing Tse, Jeanette Altarriba
pp 663-676

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Hmong Njua
Chinese, Mandarin
LL Issue: 23.3999