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Journal Title: Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
Volume/Issue:   16/1
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: Gender and number agreement in the oral production of Arabic Heritage speakers
by Abdulkafi Albirini, Abbas Benmamoun, Brahim Chakrani
pp 1-18

On the nature of cross-linguistic transfer: A case study of Andean Spanish
by Antje G. Muntendam
pp 111-131

Syntactic transfer in English-speaking Spanish learners
by Laura M. Morett, Brian Macwhinney
pp 132-151

Referent salience affects second language article use
by Danijela Trenkic, Nattama Pongpairoj
pp 152-166

Processing empty categories in a second language: When naturalistic exposure fills the (intermediate) gap
by Christos Pliatsikas, Theodoros Marinis
pp 167-182

Effect of multiple translations and cognate status on translation recognition performance of balanced bilinguals
by Roger Boada, Rosa Sánchez-Casas, José M. Gavilán, José Eugenio García-Albea, Natasha Tokowicz
pp 183-197

Measuring metasyntactic ability among heritage language children
by Daphnée Simard, Veronique Fortier, Denis Foucambert
pp 19-31

The development of associative word learning in monolingual and bilingual infants
by Krista Byers-Heinlein, Christopher T. Fennell, Janet F Werker
pp 198-205

Intelligibility of American English vowels of native and non-native speakers in quiet and speech-shaped noise
by Chang Liu, Su-Hyun Jin
pp 206-218

The role of language dominance in cross-linguistic syntactic influence: A Korean child's use of null subjects in attriting English
by Sang-Gu Kang
pp 219-230

Is multilingualism linked to a higher tolerance of ambiguity?
by Jean-Marc Adrien Dewaele, Li Wei
pp 231-240

Parental language mixing: Its measurement and the relation of mixed input to young bilingual children's vocabulary size
by Krista Byers-Heinlein
pp 32-48

On the nature of morphological awareness in Japanese–English bilingual children: A cross-linguistic perspective
by Yuko Hayashi, Victoria A. Murphy
pp 49-67

Phonetic equivalence in the acquisition of // by Spanish–English bilingual children
by Jessica A Barlow, Paige E. Branson, Ignatius S. B. Nip
pp 68-85

Assessing the role of current and exposure in simultaneous bilingual acquisition: The case of Dutch gender
by Sharon Unsworth
pp 86-110

BIL volume 16 issue 1 Cover and Back matter
by pp b1-b2

BIL volume 16 issue 1 Cover and Front matter
by pp f1-f2

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 23.5070