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Title: Semantic Relations and the Lexicon
Subtitle: Antonymy, Synonymy and other Paradigms
Written By: M. Lynne Murphy
URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521780675
Description:

Semantic Relations and the Lexicon explores the many paradigmatic semantic relations between words, such as synonymy, antonymy and hyponymy, and their relevance to the mental organization of our vocabularies. Drawing on a century's research in linguistics, psychology, philosophy, anthropology and computer science, M. Lynne Murphy proposes a new, pragmatic approach to these relations. Whereas traditional approaches have claimed that paradigmatic relations are part of our lexical knowledge, Dr Murphy argues that they constitute metalinguistic knowledge, which can be derived through a single relational principle, and may also be stored as part of our extra-lexical, conceptual representations of a word. Part I shows how this approach can account for the properties of lexical relations in ways that traditional approaches cannot, and Part II examines particular relations in detail. This book will serve as an informative handbook for all linguists and cognitive scientists interested in the mental representation of vocabulary.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Semantics
Lexicography
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521780675
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 304
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