Canonicity of chinese opposite pairings: A corpus-based measurement

Jing Ding, Chu-ren Huang

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Being a canonical opposite pairing means it has a higher frequency in collocation and a wider distribution in syntactic frames. Based on Chinese GigaWord Corpus, this study questions the previous findings from English and other languages that “canonicity is a gradable property” (Jones et al. 2012), and explores, in Chinese, whether for each opposite conceptual pair there is a canonical pairing, and, the characteristics of opposite parings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChinese Lexical Semantics - 16th Workshop, CLSW 2015, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319271934
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event16th Workshop on Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2015 - Beijing, China
Duration: 9 May 201511 May 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference16th Workshop on Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2015


  • Canonictiy
  • Chinese opposites
  • Gigaword

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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