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Journal Title: Linguistics in the Netherlands
Volume/Issue:   30/
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iv, 213 pp.

Table of Contents


Children's ability to use speaker certainty in learning novel words
Myrthe Bergstra, Hannah de Mulder and Peter Coopmans

Velar variation in French
Janine Berns

Modeling metrical stress acquisition through alignment constraint induction
Jeroen Breteler

A fraction too much friction: The phonological status of voiced fricatives
Bert Botma and Marijn van 't Veer

Verbal inflection errors in child L1: Syntax of phonology?
Simone Buijs, Sabine van Reijen and Fred Weerman

On the acquisition of daar and er
Chantal van Dijk and Peter Coopmans

The effect of prescriptivism on comparative markers in spoken Dutch
Ferdy Hubers and Heleen de Hoop

Sluicing inside relatives: The case of Gungbe
Anikó Lipták and Enoch O. Aboh

Rethinking the distribution of English finite clausal complements: Evidence from complementiser-how clauses
Rachel Nye

Tracking reference with null subjects
Manuela Pinto

Do speakers of Dutch use their knowledge of German while processing written Danish words?
Femke Swarte, Anja Schüppert and Charlotte Gooskens

Locality and right-dislocation
Mark de Vries

Information structural transfer in advanced Dutch EFL writing: A cross-linguistic longitudinal study
Sanne van Vuuren

Acquiring markedness constraints: The case of French
Jeroen van de Weijer and Maroleine Sloos

Effects of immediate repetition at different stages of consecutive interpreting training: An experimental study
Wenting Yu and Vincent J. van Heuven
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Danish
LL Issue: 24.4735