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Journal Title: Journal of Child Language
Volume/Issue:   39/5
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: Caregivers' Suffix Frequencies and Suffix Acquisition by Language Impaired, Late Talking, and Typically Developing Children
by Anne S. Warlaumont, Linda Jarmulowicz
pp 1017-1042

Positional Velar Fronting: An Updated Articulatory Account
by Tara McAllister Byun
pp 1043-1076

A Cue-Based Approach to the Acquisition of Grammatical Gender in Russian
by Yulia Rodina, Marit Westergaard
pp 1077-1106

Gender and Age Effects Interact in Preschoolers' Help-Seeking: Evidence for Differential Responses to Changes in Task Difficulty
by R. Bruce Thompson, Thomas Cothran, Daniel McCall
pp 1107-1120

Which Is Important for Preschoolers' Production and Repair of Statements: What the Listener Knows or What the Listener Says?
by Elizabeth S. Nilsen, Leilani Mangal
pp 1121-1134

Learning Foreign Labels from a Foreign Speaker: The Role of (Limited) Exposure to a Second Language
by Nameera Akhtar, Jennifer Menjivar, Elena Hoicka, Mark A. Sabbagh
pp 1135-1149

What Hinders Child Semantic Computation: Children's Universal Quantification and the Development of Cognitive Control
by Utako Minai, Nobuyuki Jincho, Naoto Yamane, Reiko Mazuka
pp 919-956

Downward Entailment in Child Mandarin
by Y. Sun, Peng Zhou, Stephen Crain
pp 957-990

Is Children's Acquisition of the Passive a Staged Process? Evidence from Six- and Nine-Year-Olds' Production of Passives
by Katherine Messenger, Holly P. Branigan, Janet F. McLean
pp 991-1016

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
English
Japanese
Russian
 
LL Issue: 23.4332