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Antonymy : A Corpus Based Perspective - Steven Jones


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 linguistics.

Preliminaries; Contents; List of tables; Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1 The unique fascination' of antonymy; 2 A brief history of antonymy; 3 Approaching antonymy afresh: issues of data and methodology; 4 New classes of antonymy I: Ancillary Antonymy; 5 New classes of antonymy II: Coordinated Antonymy; 6 New classes of antonymy III: minor classes; 7 The endemicity of antonymy; 8 Antonym sequence; 9 Antonymy, word class and gradability; 10 Tomorrow's antonyms; 11 Antonymy: past, present and future; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

ISBN: 9780203166253
ISBN-10: 0203166256
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 28th March 2002