The Role and Function of the Antonyms in Language

Ekaterina Strati Gjergo, Shpresa Delija

Abstract


In this paper we will discuss in detail the role and functions of antonyms in language and speech. The practical importance of antonyms relies on their understanding in use of everyday life communicational situations. Even though the linguistic explanation is important and fundamental, it helps for other disciplines to understand better situations and circumstances when antonyms are used. Their misuse can cause a lot of misunderstandings and cultural clashes. In this theoretical approach to antonyms and their importance in use this article will stop on the handling and the role they perform and in another part of the paper will focus on their functions in discourse.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n16p703


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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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