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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: Pragmatics
Subtitle: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
Written By: Louise Cummings

This truly multidisciplinary text offers an original analysis of the
current state of linguistic pragmatics. Louise Cummings argues that no
study of pragmatics can reasonably neglect the historical and contemporary
influences on this discipline of neighbouring fields of enquiry,
particularly, philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence and language
pathology. By the same token these fields can begin to address their own
questions more productively by examining the insights of pragmatics. The
book's range of topics and depth of analysis will be of interest to
students and specialized readers in linguistics, communication studies,
speech and language therapy and cognitive science.

Coverage includes:
*pragmatic concepts and theories
*criticisms of Sperber and Wilson's relevance theory, Habermas's theory of
communicative competence and Kasher's views on the modularity of pragmatics
*pragmatic deficits in a range of child and adult language disorders
*a pragmatic analysis of argumentation in topical issues such as AIDS and BSE
*theories of meaning, inferences, pragmatics and AI.

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Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0748616810
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 352
Prices: U.K. £ 45.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0748616829
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 352
Prices: U.K. £ 17.99