Antonymy: From convention to meaning-making

@inproceedings{Paradis2011AntonymyFC,
  title={Antonymy: From convention to meaning-making},
  author={Carita Paradis and Caroline Willners},
  year={2011}
}
This article offers a Cognitive Semantic approach to antonymy in language and thought. Based on a series of recent empirical investigations using different observational techniques, we analyze (i) the nature of the category of antonymy, and (ii) the status of its members in terms of goodness of opposition. Our purpose is to synthesize these empirical investigations and provide a theoretical framework that is capable of accounting for antonymy as a mode of thought in language use and meaning… CONTINUE READING

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