Lexical Relation Presentations In The Views Of Usage-Based Cognitive Semantics: The Case Of Antonymy, Synonymy, And Polysemy

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Maha Jamal Al-qadi , Issa Mohammad Muflih Naser


Usage-based cognitive semantics studies are an important field of study as they give a good overview of a specific part of a particular language. With the present study, the researchers aspire to investigate the aspects of semantic relation containing antonymy, synonymy, and polysemy being presented in usage-based cognitive semantics rather than the traditional use of semantics affecting the interactions of people. It is found that cognitive semantics is seen to be the launch of cognitive linguistics movement. It also indicated that language learners face challenges when they deal with semantic relations e.g., synonymy, antonymy, and polysemy. Additionally, cognitive linguistics is considered a usage-based approach to language, it must account for the language’s complexities that arise during interaction as language is a social phenomenon. This means that a cognitive semantic approach should consider extra-linguistic parameters when dealing with semantic relations including synonymy, antonymy, and polysemy. This study recommends paying further attention to semantic relations, especially, when learning a language. Accordingly, an experimental study is required to compare the effective way of teaching the aspects of semantic relations.

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