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Table of Contents

Preface
From Core to Periphery: A Study on the Directionality of Syntactic Change in Japanese
Kaoru Horie
On the Extension of Body-Part Nouns to Object-Part Nouns and Spatial Adpositions
Yo Matsumoto
Noun Classes: Language Change and Learning
Maria Polinsky & Dan Jackson
Multifunctionality: The Developmental Path of the Quotative tte in Japanese
Ryoko Suzuki
Suppletion in the Paradigms of Copula Verbs
Ljuba Veselinova
Learning the English Passive Construction
Patricia J. Brooks & Michael Tomasello
Verb Roots and Caregiver Speech in Early Tzotzil (Mayan) Acquisition
Lourdes de León
Cue Coordination: An Alternative to Word Meaning Biases
Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole, Enlli Môn Thomas, & Soohee Kim
A Cross-linguistic Study of Early Acquisition of Nouns and Verbs in English and Japanese
Chikako Sakurai
Fake Guns and Stone Lions: Conceptual Blending and Privative Adjectives
Seana Coulson & Gilles Fauconnier
The System of Metaphors for Mind and the Conceptual System of Analytic Philosophy: A Study of the Metaphorical Constraints on Philosophical Discourse
George Lakoff
Lexical Meaning and Discourse Patterning: The Three Mandarin Cases of build
Meichun Liu
Fuzzy at First Sight: The Case of Two Dutch Prepositions
Dominiek Sandra & Hubert Cuyckens
The Semantics of Place, Time, and Way and their Strange Syntactic Behavior: A Construction Grammar Analysis
Christopher Johnson
On a tué le président! The nature of Passives and Ultra-indefinites
Jean-Pierre Koenig
The Syntactic Organization of Repair in Bikol
Steven Fincke
Tone-Choice Repair in Conversational Mandarin Chinese
Liang Tao, Barbara A. Fox, & Jule Gomez de Garcia
Index

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