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This paper seeks to explain why some semantically-opposed word pairs are more likely to be seen as canonical antonyms (for example, cold/hot ) than others ( icy/scorching , cold/fiery, freezing/hot , etc.). Specifically, it builds on research which has demonstrated that, in discourse, antonyms...
Corpus linguists have argued that corpora allow us to present lexical and grammatical patterns to language learners as they occur in real language, thereby exposing the learner to authentic target language (Mindt, 1996; Biber et al ., 2002; Sinclair, 2004). And there is now a growing body of...
Large databases of transcribed speech, downloadable from the Internet, are a corpus linguist's dream. They turn into a corpus linguist's nightmare, however, when the transcriptions are not linguistically accurate. In this paper I assess the suitability of the Hansard parliamentary transcripts...
This paper reports on an LSP-based research project dealing with a contrastive analysis of business and management texts taken from the Malaysian business magazine Malaysian Business (MB) and its British counterpart, Management Today (MT). The objective of the research was to study the semantic...
The information contained in a document is only partly represented by the wording of the text; in addition, features of formatting and layout can be combined to lend specific functionality to chunks of text (e.g., section headings, highlighting, enumeration through list formatting, etc .). Such...
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