Markedness (asymmetry) is a common phenomenon in language. It exists o n every linguistic level, especially in the asymmetric contrast between pairs of adjective opposition. This paper is to analyze and interpret this kind of asymm etry in terms of prototype theory in cognitive linguistics, and thus to prove th e cognitive motivation in linguistic markedness.
李淑康. 英语反义形容词标记对立的原型效应[J]. 北京航空航天大学学报（社会科学版）, 2010, 23(1): 98-102.
LI Shu-kang. Prototypical Effects in Markedness of English Adjective Antonyms. JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF AERONAUTICS AND A, 2010, 23(1): 98-102.