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Journal Title: Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
Volume/Issue:   16/4
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: Language contact outcomes as the result of bilingual optimization strategies
by Pieter C. Muysken
pp 709-730

What's in a grammar? Modeling dominance and optimization in contact
by Devyani Sharma
pp 731-733

In search of a unified model of language contact
by Donald Winford
pp 734-736

Bilingual strategies from the perspective of a processing model
by Robert J. Hartsuiker
pp 737-739

Optimization in bilingual language use
by Rakesh Mohan Bhatt
pp 740-742

How optimal is the Optimization Model?
by Bernd Heine
pp 743-745

Access, prestige and losses in contact languages
by Mikael Parkvall
pp 746-747

A sparkling apéritif or old wine in new bags?
by Pieter C. Muysken
pp 748-750

Are non-native structural preferences affected by native language preferences?
by Susanna Flett, Holly P. Branigan, Martin J Pickering
pp 751-760

L1 word order and sensitivity to verb bias in L2 processing
by Eun-Kyung Lee, Dora Hsin-Yi Lu, Susan M. Garnsey
pp 761-775

Inflection and derivation in native and non-native language processing: Masked priming experiments on Turkish
by Bilal Kirkici, Harald Clahsen
pp 776-791

Gender inferences: Grammatical features and their impact on the representation of gender in bilinguals
by Sayaka Sato, Pascal Gygax, Ute Gabriel
pp 792-807

Compositional production in Spanish second language conjugation
by Nora Presson, Nuria Sagarra, Brian Macwhinney, John Kowalski
pp 808-828

Explicit and implicit semantic processing of verb–particle constructions by French–English bilinguals
by Mary-Jane Blais, Laura M. Gonnerman
pp 829-846

Scrutinizing the role of length of residence and age of acquisition in the interlanguage pronunciation development of English /ɹ/ by late Japanese bilinguals
by Kazuya Saito, François-Xavier Brajot
pp 847-863

Proficiency modulates early orthographic and phonological processing in L2 spoken word recognition
by Outi Veivo, Juhani Järvikivi
pp 864-883

Language proficiency and executive control in bilingual children
by Peri IIluz-Cohen, Sharon Armon-Lotem
pp 884-899

Lateralization of semantic processing is shaped by exposure to specific mother tongues: The case of insight problem solving by bilingual and monolingual native Hebrew speakers
by Nili Metuki, Shani Sinkevich, Michal Lavidor
pp 900-913

Tip-of-the-tongue (TOT) states and cross-linguistic transfer
by Katy Borodkin, Miriam Faust
pp 914-923

Allomorphy and affixation in morphological processing: A cross-modal priming study with late bilinguals
by Gunnar Jacob, Elisabeth Fleischhauer, Harald Clahsen
pp 924-933

Verbal memory resources predict iconic gesture use among monolinguals and bilinguals
by Lisa Smithson, Elena Nicoladis
pp 934-944

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Linguistic Theories
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
LL Issue: 24.3395