26.1777, Books: Antonyms in English: Jones, Murphy, Paradis, Willners

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Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2015 13:20:07
From: Katie Laker [klaker at cambridge.org]
Subject: Antonyms in English: Jones, Murphy, Paradis, Willners

 


Title: Antonyms in English 
Subtitle: Construals, Constructions and Canonicity 
Publication Year: 2015 
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/semantics-and-pragmatics/antonyms-english-construals-constructions-and-canonicity?format=PB 


Author: Steven Jones
Author: M. Lynne Murphy
Author: Carita Paradis
Author: Caroline Willners

Paperback: ISBN:  9781107515581 Pages:  Price: U.S. $ 35.99
Paperback: ISBN:  9781107515581 Pages:  Price: U.K. £ 22.99


Abstract:

The study of antonyms (or 'opposites') in a language can provide important insight into word meaning and discourse structures. This book provides an extensive investigation of antonyms in English and offers an innovative model of how we mentally organize concepts and how we perceive contrasts between them. The authors use corpus and experimental methods to build a theoretical picture of the antonym relation, its status in the mind and its construal in context. Evidence is drawn from natural antonym use in speech and writing, first-language antonym acquisition, and controlled elicitation and judgements of antonym pairs by native speakers. The book also proposes ways in which a greater knowledge of how antonyms work can be applied to the fields of language technology and lexicography.

1. Antonymy and antonyms; 2. Antonyms in context; 3. Antonyms and canonicity; 4. Antonyms in acquisition; 5. Antonyms and negation; 6. Antonyms as constructions; 7. The cognitive construal account; 8. Conclusions - looking backward, looking forward. 



Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                     Language Acquisition
                     Lexicography
                     Semantics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)


Written In: English  (eng)

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