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Journal Title: Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism
Volume/Issue:   3/1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iii, 115 pp.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1 – 2

Articles

Cross-linguistic influence in bilingual development: Determinants and mechanisms
Ludovica Serratrice 3 – 25

Child second language acquisition from a generative perspective
Belma Haznedar 26 – 47

Adult second language acquisition: A selective overview with a focus on the learner linguistic system
Roumyana Slabakova 48 – 72

Third language acquisition: Where are we now?
Carol Jaensch 73 – 93

First language attrition
Monika S. Schmid 94 – 115
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
 
LL Issue: 24.1198