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    Aspects of Semantic Opposition in English

    Aspects of Semantic Opposition in English
  • Autor: Arthur Mettinger
  • Antonymy is recongized as an important type of meaning relation in natural languages, yet there are very few detailed empirical studies of the topic. Through an analysis of a corpus of 43 contemporary English-language novels Dr Mettinger isolates ten syntactic frames within which antonyms are regularly found: these serve as a useful heuristic tool for eliciting opposites from texts. He argues that there are two kinds of antonyms: systemic opposites which have meaning relations definable in strictly semantic terms, and non-systemic opposites which require contextual and encyclopaedic knowledge for an interpretation of their relationship. The author analyses systemic opposites within an autonomous semantics framework based on semantic field theory, using semantic features, semantic dimensions, and archisememes as descriptive tools. His analysis of 350 pairs of antonyms taken from Rogets Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases yields a typology of meaning-opposition in English based on syntacticosemantic criteria such as gradability and scalarity which stands in contrast to standard logic-based typologies. Among the specific topics covered are negative prefixes, the problem of markedness, and the treatment of meaning-opposition from a cognitive point of view.

  • oprawa twarda, format: 220x140mm, stron: 205
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Tytuł: Aspects of Semantic Opposition in English
Wydawnictwo Clarendon Press Oxford
ISBN-13: 9780198242697

Cena: 18.00
Cena katalogowa: 170.40 zł

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