COGNITIVE SYNONYMY OF THE DESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVES THIN IN ENGLISH; A SEMANTIC STUDY

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Yusup Supyani

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This paper aims at analyzing and describing the cognitive synonyms, which appear in the descriptive adjectives thin. The data are collected from British National Corpus in which the researcher searched for some words considered having the same meaning as the word thin. The method applied in this research is qualitative The goal of our study is also to examine the methods of how the cognitive synonyms are identified towards a special relation between two lexemes or more in which the expressions of those lexemes can all be used in all imaginable contexts of a sentence.

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