Antonyms in English: Construals, Constructions and by Steven Jones,M. Lynne Murphy,Carita Paradis,Caroline PDF

By Steven Jones,M. Lynne Murphy,Carita Paradis,Caroline Willners

The research of antonyms (or 'opposites') in a language grants vital perception into note that means and discourse buildings. This e-book presents an intensive research of antonyms in English and provides an cutting edge version of ways we mentally manage suggestions and the way we understand contrasts among them. The authors use corpus and experimental how you can construct a theoretical photo of the antonym relation, its prestige within the brain and its construal in context. proof is drawn from typical antonym use in speech and writing, first-language antonym acquisition, and regulated elicitation and decisions of antonym pairs by way of local audio system. The booklet additionally proposes ways that a better wisdom of the way antonyms paintings will be utilized to the fields of language know-how and lexicography.

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