Carita Paradis

Full Professor

Lund University

Research interests:
• Semantics
• Meaning modelling
• Sensory language
• Discourses and cultures

Selected publications


  • 2014 (3rd edition) Basic English grammar: a web linked university course. J. Hudson, C. Paradis & B. Warren. Lund: Studentlitteratur. ISBN: 9789144076072.
  • 2013 The construal of spatial meaning: windows into conceptual space. C. Paradis, J. Hudson & U. Magnusson (Eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISSN: 978-0-19-964163-5.
  • 2012 Antonyms in English: construals, constructions and canonicity. S. Jones, M. L. Murphy, C. Paradis & C. Willners. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9780521761796.
  • 1997 Degree modifiers of adjectives in spoken British English. C. Paradis. Lund Studies in English 92. Lund: Lund University Press. ISBN 91-7966-427-x, ISSN 0076-1451.

Edited journal volumes

  • 2015 Special issue on Sensory perceptions in Language and Cognition. R. Caballero & C. Paradis. Functions of Language 22.1.
  • 2009 Special issue on Lexical contrast in discourse. L. Murphy, C. Paradis & C. Willners. Journal of Pragmatics 41.11.
  • 2009 Special issue on Evidentiality in language and cognition. L. Ekberg & C. Paradis. Functions of Language 16.1.

Articles in refereed journals and chapters in refereed books

  • (in press) Corpus methods for the investigation of antonyms across languages. C. Paradis. In M. Koptjevskaja-Tamm & P. Juvonen (Eds.) Lexico-typological approaches to semantic shifts and motivation patterns in the lexicon. Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton.
  • (in press) We drink with our eyes first: Multiple sensory perceptions and mixed imagery in wine reviews. C. Paradis & C. Hommerberg. In R.Gibbs (Ed.) Mixing metaphors. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • 2015 Meanings of words: Theory and application. C. Paradis. In U. Hass & P. Storjohann (Eds.) Handbuch Wort und Wortschatz (Handbücher Sprachwissen-HSW Band 3) Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin (274–294) DOI 10.1515/9783110296013-012.
  • 2015 Making sense of sensory perceptions across languages and cultures. R. Caballero & C. Paradis. Functions of Language 22.1, 1–19.
  • 2015 Conceptual spaces at work in sensuous cognition: Domains, dimensions and distances. C. Paradis. In F. Zenker & P. Gärdenfors (Eds.) Applications of Conceptual spaces: Geometric knowledge representation. Dordrecht: Springer Verlag (33–55) ISBN 978-3-319-15020-8, ISBN 978-3-319-15021-5 (eBook), DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-15021-5.
  • 2015 Semantic profiles of antonymic adjectives in discourse. C. Paradis, S. Löhndorf, J. van de Weijer & C. Willners. Linguistics 53.1, 153 – 191.
  • 2015 The In-group and Out-groups of the British National Party and the UK Independence Party: A Corpus-Based Discourse-Historical Analysis. Robin Engström & C. Paradis. Journal of Language and Politics 14.4.
  • 2014 A model of trust-repair discourse. M. Fuoli & C. Paradis. Journal of Pragmatics 74, 52–69.
  • 2014 Constructing credibility in wine reviews. Evidentiality, temporality and epistemic control, C. Hommerberg & C. Paradis. In D. Glynn & M. Sjölin (Eds.) Subjectivity and Epistemicity. Corpus, discourse, and literary approaches to stance. Lund University Press (211–238). ISBN: 978-91-87833-19-9.
  • 2014 Antonym canonicity: temporal and contextual manipulations. J. van de Weijer, C. Paradis, C. Willners & Magnus Lindgren. Brain & Language, 128.1, 1–8.
  • 2013 Perceptual landscapes from the perspective of cultures and genres. R. Caballero & C. Paradis. In R. Caballero & J. Díaz Vera (Eds.). Sensuous cognition – Explorations into human sentience – Imagination, (e)motion and perception. Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton (77– 105).
  • 2013 From culture to text to interactive visualization of wine reviews. A. Kerren, M. Kyusakova & C. Paradis. In F. T. Marchese & E. Banissi (Eds.), Knowledge visualization currents: from text to art to culture. Springer Verlag (85–110).
  • 2013 Negation and approximation as configuration construal in SPACE. C. Paradis & C. Willners. In C. Paradis, J. Hudson & U. Magnusson (Eds.), The construal of spatial meaning: Windows into conceptual space . Oxford: Oxford University Press (287–311).
  • 2013 Describing sensory experience: The genre of wine reviews. C. Paradis & Mats Eeg-Olofsson. Metaphor & Symbol, 28.1.1–19.
  • 2012 Evaluative polarity of antonyms. C. Paradis, J. van de Weijer, C. Willners & M. Lindgren. Lingue e Linguaggio, 2. 199–214.
  • 2012 Cognitive grammar. C. Paradis. In C. A. Chapelle (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell (690–697).
  • 2012 Lexical semantics. C. Paradis. In C. A. Chapelle (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell (3357–3356).
  • 2012 As lexical as it gets. The role of co-occurrence of antonyms in a visual lexical decision experiment. J. van de Weijer, C. Paradis, C. Willners & M. Lindgren. In D. Divjak & S. Th Gries (Eds.), Frequency effects in language representation. de Gruyter Mouton (vol 2, 255–280).
  • 2011 Where does metonymy stop? Senses, facets and active zones. C. Paradis. Metaphor and symbol, 19.4. 245–264. Reprinted in P. Hanks & R. Giora (Eds.), Metaphor and figurative language: Critical concepts in linguistics, Amsterdam: Routledge (137–156).
  • 2011 Metonymization: key mechanism in language change. C. Paradis. In R. Benczes, A. Barcelona & F. Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez (Eds.), Defining metonymy in Cognitive linguistics: Towards a consensus view. John Benjamins (61–88).
  • 2011 Antonymy: from conventionalization to meaning-making. C. Paradis & C. Willners. Review of Cognitive Linguistics 9.2. 367–391.
  • 2010 Touchdowns in winespeak: ontologies and contruals in use and meaning-making. C. Paradis. In M. Goded Rambaud & A. Poves Luelmo. (Eds.), Proceedings for the 1st congress on linguistic approaches to food and wine descriptions (57–72). Madrid: UNED University Press. (ISBN 97884-362-6089-2).
  • 2009 Good and bad opposites: using textual and psycholinguistic techniques to measure antonym canonicity. C. Paradis, C. Willners & S. Jones. The Mental Lexicon, 4.3. 380–429.
  • 2009 This beauty should drink well for 10–12 years: a note on recommendations as semantic middles. C. Paradis. Text & Talk 29.1. 53–73.
  • 2009 Discourse functions of antonymy: a cross-linguistic investigation of Swedish and English. C. Paradis, M. L. Murphy, C. Willners & S. Jones. Journal of Pragmatics, 41.11. 2159–2184.
  • 2008 Configurations, construals and change: expressions of DEGREE. C. Paradis. English Language and Linguistics, 12.2. 317–343.
  • 2007 Googling for opposites: a web-based study of antonym canonicity. S. Jones, M. L. Murphy, c. Paradis & C. Willners. Corpora, 2.2. 129–154.
  • 2007 Antonyms in dictionary entries: selectional principles and corpus methodology, C. Paradis & C. Willners, Studia Linguistica, 61.3.261–277.
  • 2006 Antonymy and negation: the boundedness hypothesis. C. Paradis & C. Willners. Journal of Pragmatics, 38.7.1051–1080.
  • 2005 Ontologies and construals in lexical semantics. C. Paradis. Axiomathes 15. 541–573.