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

The examine of antonyms (or 'opposites') in a language grants vital perception into note which means and discourse buildings. This booklet offers an intensive research of antonyms in English and provides an cutting edge version of ways we mentally manage innovations and the way we understand contrasts among them. The authors use corpus and experimental tips on how to construct a theoretical photograph of the antonym relation, its prestige within the brain and its construal in context. proof is drawn from normal antonym use in speech and writing, first-language antonym acquisition, and regulated elicitation and decisions of antonym pairs by means of 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 expertise and lexicography.

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