LINGUIST List 14.2155

Wed Aug 13 2003

Books: Semantics: Murphy

Editor for this issue: Marisa Ferrara <>

Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.


  1. jreid, Semantic Relations and the Lexicon: Murphy

Message 1: Semantic Relations and the Lexicon: Murphy

Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 15:38:36 +0000
From: jreid <>
Subject: Semantic Relations and the Lexicon: Murphy

Title: Semantic Relations and the Lexicon
Subtitle: An Extralexical Approach
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press		 
Author: M. Lynne Murphy, University of Sussex, Brighton, U.K.

Hardback: ISBN: 0521780675, Pages: 350 / 12 figures/7 tables, Price:

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.

Lingfield(s): Linguistic Theories
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

 See this book announcement on our website:

Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

-------------------------- Major Supporters --------------------------
Blackwell Publishing
Cambridge University Press
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
Elsevier Ltd.
John Benjamins
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Mouton de Gruyter
Oxford University Press
Pacini Editore Spa
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)

---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------
CSLI Publications
Canadian Journal of Linguistics
Cascadilla Press
Evolution Publishing
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc., Umass
International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics
Multilingual Matters
Pacific Linguistics
Palgrave Macmillan
Pearson Longman
SIL International
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd.
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics