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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: Semiotics
Subtitle: The Basics
Written By: Daniel Chandler
Series Title: The Basics

Following the successful Basics format, this is the book for anyone coming to semiotics for the first time. Using jargon-free language and lively, up-to-date examples, Semiotics: The Basics demystifies this highly interdisciplinary subject. Along the way, the reader will find out:

* What is a sign?
* Which codes do we take for granted?
* What is a text?
* How can semiotics be used in textual analysis?
* Who were Saussure, Peirce, Barthes and Jakobson - and why are they important?

Features include a glossary of key terms and realistic suggestions for further reading. There is also a highly-developed and long-established online version of the book at:

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415351111
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 304
Prices: U.S. $ 17.95