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How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Research on Child Language Acquisition
Subtitle: Proceedings of the 8th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Child Language
Edited By: Margareta Almgren
Andoni Barreña
María-José Ezeizabarrena
Brian Macwhinney

This proceedings contains 99 selected papers from the 8th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL) held in Donostia-San Sebastián in the Spanish Basque Country in July 1999. The proceedings includes the plenary addresses by Jean-Paul Bronckart, Brian MacWhinney, and Miquel Siguan. The other 96 papers are organized into sections on bilingualism, discourse, phonology, language disorders, lexicon, morphology, syntax, and signed languages. Several of these sections include symposia with introductions as well as individual papers.

The proceedings is available on CD-ROM and as a two-volume set in library binding. The complete table of contents is available at, along with easy and secure on-line ordering.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Cascadilla Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
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Format: CD
ISBN: 1574732196
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 1445
Prices: U.S. $ $35.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 157473119X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 1445
Prices: U.S. $ $120.00