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'I went to a language unit': Adolescents' views on specialist educational provision and their language difficulties. / Simkin, Zo; Conti-Ramsden, Gina.

In: Child Language Teaching and Therapy, Vol. 25, No. 1, 02.2009, p. 103-121.

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Simkin, Zo ; Conti-Ramsden, Gina. / 'I went to a language unit': Adolescents' views on specialist educational provision and their language difficulties. In: Child Language Teaching and Therapy. 2009 ; Vol. 25, No. 1. pp. 103-121.

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