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Routes to language
studies in honor of Melissa Bowerman
edited by Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole.

Published 2009 by Psychology Press in New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Learning words
Personal tribute / Dedre Gentner
Early acquisition of nouns and verbs : evidence from Navajo / Dedre Gentner and Lera Boroditsky
Personal tribute / Esther Dromi
Old data, new eyes : theories on word meaning acquisition / Esther Dromi
Crosslinguistic patterning and acquisition of lexical semantics
Personal tribute / Ruth A. Berman
Personal tribute / Angelika Wittek
Personal tribute / Lourdes de León
Mayan semantics in early lexical development : the case of the Tzotzil verbs for 'eating' and 'falling down' / Lourdes de León
Personal tribute / Penelope Brown and Bhuvana Narasimhan
Getting the INSIDE story : learning to express containment in Tzeltal and Hindi / Bhuvana Narasimhan and Penelope Brown
Crosslinguistic patterning and events, paths, and causes
Personal tribute / Leonard Talmy
Personal tribute / Jidong Chen
Personal tribute / William Croft
Aspectual and causal structure in event representations / William Croft
Personal tribute / Soonja Choi
Typological differences in syntactic expressions of path and causation / Soonja Choi
Personal tribute / Dan I. Slobin
Relation between paths of motion and paths of vision : a crosslinguistic and developmental exploration / Dan I. Slobin
Influences on development
Personal tribute / Ronald P. Schaefer
Personal tribute / Martha Crago
Personal tribute / Eve V. Clark
What shapes children's language? Child-directed speech, conventionality, and the process of acquisition / Eve V. Clark
Personal tribute / Ping Li
Meaning in acquisition : semantic structure, lexical organization, and crosslinguistic variation / Ping Li
Personal tribute / Mabel Rice
Language acquisition lessons from children with specific language impairment : revisiting the discovery of latent structures / Mabel L. Rice
Personal tribute / Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole
"It was so much fun. It was 20 fun!" : cognitive and linguistic invitations to the development of scalar predicates / Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.


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P118 .R687 2009

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