Melissa F. Bowerman

List of John Benjamins publications for which Melissa F. Bowerman plays a role.


Narasimhan, Bhuvana, Anetta Kopecka, Melissa F. Bowerman, Marianne Gullberg and Asifa Majid 2012 Putting and taking events: A crosslinguistic perspectiveEvents of Putting and Taking: A crosslinguistic perspective, Kopecka, Anetta and Bhuvana Narasimhan (eds.), pp. 1–18 | Article
Bowerman, Melissa F. 2007 Containment, support, and beyond: Constructing topological spatial categories in first language acquisitionThe Categorization of Spatial Entities in Language and Cognition, Aurnague, Michel, Maya Hickmann † and Laure Vieu (eds.), pp. 177–203 | Article
Among children’s earliest spatial words are topological forms like ‘in’ and ‘on’. Although these forms name spatial relationships, they also presuppose a classification of ground objects into entities such as “containers” and “surfaces”; hence their relevance for a volume on “spatial entities”.… read more