Corpus methods for the investigation of antonyms across languages

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Corpus methods for the investigation of antonyms across languages. / Paradis, Carita.

The lexical typology of semantic shifts. ed. / Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm; Päivi Juvonen . Vol. 58 Berlin : Mouton de Gruyter, 2016. p. 131-156 (Cognitive linguistics research (CLR); Vol. 58).

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Harvard

Paradis, C 2016, Corpus methods for the investigation of antonyms across languages. in M Koptjevskaja-Tamm & P Juvonen (eds), The lexical typology of semantic shifts. vol. 58, Cognitive linguistics research (CLR), vol. 58, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 131-156.

APA

Paradis, C. (2016). Corpus methods for the investigation of antonyms across languages. In M. Koptjevskaja-Tamm, & P. Juvonen (Eds.), The lexical typology of semantic shifts (Vol. 58, pp. 131-156). (Cognitive linguistics research (CLR); Vol. 58). Mouton de Gruyter.

CBE

Paradis C. 2016. Corpus methods for the investigation of antonyms across languages. Koptjevskaja-Tamm M, Juvonen P, editors. In The lexical typology of semantic shifts. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. pp. 131-156. (Cognitive linguistics research (CLR)).

MLA

Paradis, Carita "Corpus methods for the investigation of antonyms across languages". and Koptjevskaja-Tamm, Maria Juvonen , Päivi (editors). The lexical typology of semantic shifts. Cognitive linguistics research (CLR). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 2016, 131-156.

Vancouver

Paradis C. Corpus methods for the investigation of antonyms across languages. In Koptjevskaja-Tamm M, Juvonen P, editors, The lexical typology of semantic shifts. Vol. 58. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 2016. p. 131-156. (Cognitive linguistics research (CLR)).

Author

Paradis, Carita. / Corpus methods for the investigation of antonyms across languages. The lexical typology of semantic shifts. editor / Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm ; Päivi Juvonen . Vol. 58 Berlin : Mouton de Gruyter, 2016. pp. 131-156 (Cognitive linguistics research (CLR)).

RIS

TY - CHAP

T1 - Corpus methods for the investigation of antonyms across languages

AU - Paradis, Carita

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - This chapter proposes an onomasiological research methodology forcross-linguistic investigations of antonyms. The basic assumption is that thereis a number of strongly opposable lexical semantic pairings in all languages,whose meanings are central to human existence, e.g. speed slow–fast, luminosity, dark–light, strength weak–strong, size small–large. There is also a large number of other pairings that are frequently used as antonyms in discourse, but for various different reasons they are not as strongly coupled as the canonical ones. The meaning dimensions of the canonical pairings, e.g. speed, luminosity, strength, size, are used as the point of departure for the typological research program to identify the use of the antonymic words in different combinations and in different semantic frames in a principled way across languages and cultures. Large scale studies carried out along the lines proposed will make it possible to produce a typological antonym atlas of the formal realization of antonym pairs and their usage patterns, at the same time as it will allow us to make statements about the role of binary opposition in language and cognition more generally.

AB - This chapter proposes an onomasiological research methodology forcross-linguistic investigations of antonyms. The basic assumption is that thereis a number of strongly opposable lexical semantic pairings in all languages,whose meanings are central to human existence, e.g. speed slow–fast, luminosity, dark–light, strength weak–strong, size small–large. There is also a large number of other pairings that are frequently used as antonyms in discourse, but for various different reasons they are not as strongly coupled as the canonical ones. The meaning dimensions of the canonical pairings, e.g. speed, luminosity, strength, size, are used as the point of departure for the typological research program to identify the use of the antonymic words in different combinations and in different semantic frames in a principled way across languages and cultures. Large scale studies carried out along the lines proposed will make it possible to produce a typological antonym atlas of the formal realization of antonym pairs and their usage patterns, at the same time as it will allow us to make statements about the role of binary opposition in language and cognition more generally.

M3 - Book chapter

SN - 978-3-11-037752-1

VL - 58

T3 - Cognitive linguistics research (CLR)

SP - 131

EP - 156

BT - The lexical typology of semantic shifts

A2 - Koptjevskaja-Tamm, Maria

A2 - Juvonen , Päivi

PB - Mouton de Gruyter

CY - Berlin

ER -