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What a corpus-based dictionary tells us about antonymy

Paradis, Carita LU and Willners, Caroline LU (2006) EURALEX In Proceedings XII EURALEX International Congress p.213-220
Abstract
This paper investigates the treatment of antonymy in Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner’s

English Dictionary (2003) in order to find out what kinds of headwords are provided with antonyms

as part of their definitions and also discusses the principles for antonym inclusion in the entries.

CCALED includes canonical antonyms such as good/bad and dead/alive, as well as more

contextually restricted pairings such as hot/mild and flat/fizzy. The vast majority of the antonymic

pairings in the dictionary are adjectives. Most of the antonyms are morphologically different from

the headwords they define and typically do not involve antonymic affixes such as non-, un- or -less.

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This paper investigates the treatment of antonymy in Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner’s

English Dictionary (2003) in order to find out what kinds of headwords are provided with antonyms

as part of their definitions and also discusses the principles for antonym inclusion in the entries.

CCALED includes canonical antonyms such as good/bad and dead/alive, as well as more

contextually restricted pairings such as hot/mild and flat/fizzy. The vast majority of the antonymic

pairings in the dictionary are adjectives. Most of the antonyms are morphologically different from

the headwords they define and typically do not involve antonymic affixes such as non-, un- or -less.

Only just over one-third of the total number of pairs are given in both directions. The principles for

when antonyms are included in CCALED are not transparent to us. (Less)
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  abstract     = {This paper investigates the treatment of antonymy in Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner’s<br/><br>
English Dictionary (2003) in order to find out what kinds of headwords are provided with antonyms<br/><br>
as part of their definitions and also discusses the principles for antonym inclusion in the entries.<br/><br>
CCALED includes canonical antonyms such as good/bad and dead/alive, as well as more<br/><br>
contextually restricted pairings such as hot/mild and flat/fizzy. The vast majority of the antonymic<br/><br>
pairings in the dictionary are adjectives. Most of the antonyms are morphologically different from<br/><br>
the headwords they define and typically do not involve antonymic affixes such as non-, un- or -less.<br/><br>
Only just over one-third of the total number of pairs are given in both directions. The principles for<br/><br>
when antonyms are included in CCALED are not transparent to us.},
  author       = {Paradis, Carita and Willners, Caroline},
  editor       = {Corino, E. and Maraello, C. and Onesti, C.},
  keyword      = {corpus-based methods,antonymy,lexicology},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {213--220},
  series       = {Proceedings XII EURALEX International Congress},
  title        = {What a corpus-based dictionary tells us about antonymy},
  year         = {2006},
}