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We have argued for the utility of a comparative developmental approach to exploring the relation between language diversity and thought (Lucy and Gaskins 2001). In this chapter, we elaborate the importance of taking a structure-centered approach to such comparative-developmental research (Lucy 1997a). A structure-centered approach begins with an analysis of(More)
A confocal microscope was used to investigate the reversible vacuolation of frog skeletal muscle fibres produced by the efflux and entry of glycerol (80-100 mM). The formation, development and disappearance of vacuoles was observed in the fibres by staining simultaneously with two fluorescent membrane probes, RH414 and DiOC6(3). The styryl dye, RH414,(More)
*This paper builds on work we have done with Jason Owen-Smith. We are grateful to reactions to earlier drafts. Ron Burt went well beyond the call of colleagueship in giving extensive comments within twenty-four hours. Michael Storper provided incredibly useful and challenging feedback, which pushed us in very productive directions. Comments by audience(More)
Approaches to lexical semantics often rely on denotational overlap with English words (or their systematized scientific offspring) to establish the meanings and groupings of lexemes in other languages and typically ignore the local facts of morphosyntactic distribution and characteristic denota­ tional range. By contrast, this paper illustrates the(More)
Words move, music moves Only in time; but that which is only living Can only die. Words, after speech, reach Into the silence. Only by the form, the pattern, Can words or music reach The stillness, as a Chinese jar still Moves perpetually in its stillness. —T. S. Eliot1 Psychologists often speak about language and meaning in terms of individual "words" that(More)