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A corpus-based case study of differences in meaningand usage of two near-synonyms. American awesome vs. British wicked

Rasmusson, Karin LU (2010) ENGK01 20111
English Studies
Abstract
“Near-synonymy is the study of semantic relations between lexemes or
constructions that possess a similar usage” (Glynn 2010: 2; Lyons 1995:60;
Divjak 2006:21). In this study two near-synonyms awesome and wicked are
to be looked more closely at. Near-synonyms have similar meanings but
they do not mean exactly the same. The aim of the study is to try to locate
whether such small differences in meaning and usage of the two lexemes
are present, and if they are what these differences might be.
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Rasmusson, Karin LU
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ENGK01 20111
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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English
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2760382
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2012-06-11 14:44:51
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@misc{2760382,
  abstract     = {“Near-synonymy is the study of semantic relations between lexemes or
constructions that possess a similar usage” (Glynn 2010: 2; Lyons 1995:60;
Divjak 2006:21). In this study two near-synonyms awesome and wicked are
to be looked more closely at. Near-synonyms have similar meanings but
they do not mean exactly the same. The aim of the study is to try to locate
whether such small differences in meaning and usage of the two lexemes
are present, and if they are what these differences might be.},
  author       = {Rasmusson, Karin},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {A corpus-based case study of differences in meaningand usage of two near-synonyms. American awesome vs. British wicked},
  year         = {2010},
}