Semantic relations and the lexicon: antonymy, synonymy, and other paradigms

Murphy, M Lynne (2003) Semantic relations and the lexicon: antonymy, synonymy, and other paradigms. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521780674

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Abstract

This book explores how some word meanings are paradigmatically related to each other, for example, as opposites or synonyms, and how they relate to the mental organization of our vocabularies. Traditional approaches claim that such relationships are part of our lexical knowledge (our "dictionary" of mentally stored words) but Lynne Murphy argues that lexical relationships actually constitute our "metalinguistic" knowledge. The book draws on a century of previous research, including word association experiments, child language, and the use of synonyms and antonyms in text.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P0101 Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Depositing User: Lynne Murphy
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:01
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2013 09:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23590
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