Coining Compounds and Derivations - A Crosslinguistic Elicitation Study of Word-Formation Abilities of Preschool Children and Adults in Polish and English

Journal title

Polish Psychological Bulletin




No 4


Divisions of PAS

Nauki Humanistyczne i Społeczne


Committee for Psychological Science PAS




DOI: 10.2478/s10059-009-0013-3


Polish Psychological Bulletin; 2009; No 4


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