Contrastive Meaning and Definition in Dictionary
Definitions from Wordnet 2.0
- syntactically establishing a relationship of contrast between sentences or elements of a sentence; "disjunctive conjunctions like `but'', `or'', or `though'' serve a contrastive function"
- strikingly different; tending to contrast; "contrasting (or contrastive) colors"
- of words so related that one contrasts with the other; "`rich'' and `hard-up'' are contrastive terms"
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Contrastive'
- Contrastive: Contrastive may refer to one of several concepts in linguistics: Contrast (linguistics) Contrastive linguistics Contrastive distribution Contrastive analysis
- Contrastive linguistics: in intralingual and interlingual contrastive studies, e.g. by 'parallel-text' analysis (Hartmann 1997). Contrastive linguistic studies can also be applied
- Contrastive rhetoric: 1966, when Kaplan’s original work on contrastive rhetoric appeared, and 1996, when Ulla Connor’s book on contrastive rhetoric reinvigorated interest in
- Contrastive analysis: about contrastive analysis in second language acquisition. For contrastive analysis in historical linguistics, see comparative linguistics. Contrastive analysis
- Contrastive focus reduplication: the "Contrastive focus reduplication" paper was pinched by Zits. The poem "After the Funeral" by Billy Collins contains many examples of contrastive focus
- Contrastive distribution: [p] and [b] are in contrastive distribution, and thus they are phonemes of English. Note that two sounds which are in contrastive distribution in one