The "Annual Review of Language Acquisition" (ARLA) is devoted to research in the domain of first language acquisition, that is, the process of acquiring command of a first language. It focuses on research that has been reported in recently defended PhD theses. The contributions in ARLA consist of edited summaries or excerpts from dissertations addressing issues in first language acquisition. These contributions are written by the original author of the dissertation and conform to the format of a journal article. ARLA publishes reports of original research pertaining to various approaches to first language acquisition: experimental, computational, clinical or theoretical.
1. Articles; 2. Continuity and modularity in language acquisition and research (by Villiers, Jill G. de); 3. Phonological theory and the development of prosodic structure: Evidence from child Japanese (by Ota, Mitsuhiko); 4. Bifurcating the verb particle construction: Evidence from child language (by Sawyer, Joan); 5. A connection in lexical development: Innovative compounds and coordinate relations (by Helden-Lankhaar, Marja van)