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date: 23 August 2019

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The structure of the lexicon is reflected in regular and productive patterns of form-meaning mappings and semantic relations among these. We discuss well-known relations like hyponymy and meronymy and additional relations encoded in the lexical database WordNet, which strives to represent word meanings entirely in terms of semantic relations. We present evidence for relations in the mental lexicon from psycholinguistic experiments and co-occurrence patterns in corpora. An exhaustive inventory of relations and their universality across natural languages remain subjects for future research.

Keywords: lexicon, lexical relations, semantic-conceptual relations, paradigmatic relations, syntagmatic relations, lexical resources

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