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

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

The learn of antonyms (or 'opposites') in a language promises very important perception into be aware that means and discourse constructions. This publication presents an intensive research of antonyms in English and gives an leading edge version of ways we mentally set up suggestions and the way we understand contrasts among them. The authors use corpus and experimental easy methods to construct a theoretical photograph of the antonym relation, its prestige within the brain and its construal in context. facts is drawn from usual antonym use in speech and writing, first-language antonym acquisition, and regulated elicitation and decisions of antonym pairs via local audio system. The ebook additionally proposes ways that a better wisdom of the way antonyms paintings may be utilized to the fields of language know-how and lexicography.

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