Proceedings of the 2016 3rd International Conference on Education, Language, Art and Inter-cultural Communication (ICELAIC 2016)

The Relevance of the English Antonyms

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Rui Li
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Rui Li
Available Online December 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icelaic-16.2017.87How to use a DOI?
Keywords
contrary antonym; complementary antonym; converse antonym; semantic field theory; hyponymy theory; componential analysis theory
Abstract
Antonym has been a hot issue in semantic study. There are three types of English antonyms: contrary antonym, complementary antonym and converse antonym. According to the traditional linguistics, antonyms are totally opposite in meaning. This paper will challenge this traditional view and explore the relevance of antonyms following the three types of antonyms, hoping to reveal the nature of antonyms in some degree. Then on the basis of that, finally this paper will draw some criterions of English antonyms.
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