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Semantic Relations and the Lexicon

Antonymy, Synonymy and other Paradigms

Semantic Relations and the Lexicon by M. Lynne Murphy
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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 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.
Cambridge University Press; October 2003
304 pages; ISBN 9780511060557
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Title: Semantic Relations and the Lexicon
Author: M. Lynne Murphy
 
ISBNs
0511060556
9780511060557
9780521780674