Visualising diachronic change in the collocational profiles of lexical near-synonyms
This chapter presents a case study on diachronic change in the nominal collocational profiles of two near-synonymous temperature adjectives in English, i.e. hot and warm, over the last one and a half centuries (1860s-2000s). The main aim is to capture such diachronic distribution by means of a visualisation technique called Motion Chart on the basis of data from the Corpus of Historical American English (COHA).
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This contribution chapter appeared in a festschrift entitled CAHAYA BAHASA, in honour of Prof. I Gusti Made Sutjaja (Sudipa, I N. & Primahadi Wijaya R, G. (eds.). 2014. Cahaya Bahasa. Denpasar: Swasta Nulus)