Antonymy : A Corpus-Based Perspective

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Antonymy is the technical name used to describe 'opposites', pairs of words such as rich/poor, love/hate and male/female. Antonyms are a ubiquitous part of everyday language, and this book provides a detailed, comprehensive account of the phenomenon. This book demonstrates how traditional linguistic theory can be revisited, updated and challenged in the corpus age. It will be essential reading for scholars interested in antonymy and corpus more

Product details

  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 11.43mm | 390g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138963631
  • 9781138963634

Table of contents

1. The 'Unique Fascination' of Antonymy2. A Brief History of Antonymy3. Approaching Antonymy Afresh: Issues of Data and Methodology4. New Classes of Antonymy I: Ancillary Antonymy5. New Classes of Antonymy II: Coordinated Antonymy6. New Classes of Antonymy III: Minor Classes7. The Endemicity of Antonymy8. Antonym Sequence9. Antonymy, Word Class and Gradability10. Tomorrow's Antonyms11. Antonymy: Past, Present and Futureshow more