Remembering sentences is not all about memory: Convergent and discriminant validity of syntactic knowledge and its relationship with reading comprehension

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Remembering sentences is not all about memory: Convergent and discriminant validity of syntactic knowledge and its relationship with reading comprehension. / Poulsen, Mads; Nielsen, Jessie Leigh; Christensen, Rikke Vang.

I: Journal of Child Language, 2021.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

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Poulsen, M, Nielsen, JL & Christensen, RV 2021, 'Remembering sentences is not all about memory: Convergent and discriminant validity of syntactic knowledge and its relationship with reading comprehension', Journal of Child Language. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0305000921000210

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Poulsen, M., Nielsen, J. L., & Christensen, R. V. (2021). Remembering sentences is not all about memory: Convergent and discriminant validity of syntactic knowledge and its relationship with reading comprehension. Journal of Child Language. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0305000921000210

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Poulsen M, Nielsen JL, Christensen RV. Remembering sentences is not all about memory: Convergent and discriminant validity of syntactic knowledge and its relationship with reading comprehension. Journal of Child Language. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0305000921000210

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Poulsen, Mads ; Nielsen, Jessie Leigh ; Christensen, Rikke Vang. / Remembering sentences is not all about memory: Convergent and discriminant validity of syntactic knowledge and its relationship with reading comprehension. I: Journal of Child Language. 2021.

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