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Journal Title: Language, Interaction and Acquisition
Volume/Issue:   4/1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iii, 106 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles

Focus on form and vocabulary acquisition in the Spanish L2 classroom
Luke Plonsky and Shawn Loewen 1 – 24

Number problems in monolingual and bilingual French-speaking children: A production/comprehension divide
Malin Ågren and Joost van de Weijer 25 – 50

Maternal communicative style in interaction with infant siblings of children with Autism
Jean Quigley and Sinéad McNally 51 – 69

On the role of input for children’s early production of bare infinitives in German and French: Frequency, informativeness, salience
Sabine Laaha and Dominique Bassano 70 – 90

The ‘thinking’ in thinking-for-speaking: Where is it?
Panos Athanasopoulos and Emanuel Bylund 91 – 100

Review

Chini, Marina (ed.) (2010). Topic, struttura dell’informazione e acquisizione linguistica / Topic, information structure and language acquisition
Compte rendu par Sandra Benazzo 101 – 106
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): French
German
Spanish
 
LL Issue: 24.2582