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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Phonetically-Based Phonology
Edited By: Bruce Hayes
Robert Kirchner
Donca Steriade

This collection of essays by a team of leading scholars affords a
wide-ranging study of phonetically-based phonology, investigating the role
of phonetics in a broad range of key phonological phenomena.
Phonetically-based phonology is centered around the hypothesis that
phonologies of languages are determined by phonetic principles; that is,
phonetic patterns involving ease of articulation and perception are
expressed linguistically as grammatical constraints. Diverse and
comprehensive in its coverage, the book will be welcomed by all linguists
interested in the relationship between phonetics and phonological theory.

Bruce Hayes, Donca Steriade, Richard Wright, Jongho Jun, Abigail Kaun, Juliette
Blevins, Andrew Garrett, Jie Zhang, Katherine M. Crosswhite, Edward Flemming,
Matthew Gordon, Robert Kirchner, Stefan Frisch

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521825784
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 384
Prices: U.S. $ 95.00
U.K. £ 55.00