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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: Iconicity in Language and Literature 2
Written By: Olga Fischer
Edited By: Max Nänny

This volume, a sequel to Form Miming Meaning (1999), offers a selection of papers given at the second international symposium on iconicity (Amsterdam 1999). In the light of semiotic, linguistic and literary theory the studies gathered here investigate how iconicity works on all levels of language, in literary texts and other forms of verbal discourse. They investigate, among other subjects, the semiotic foundations of iconicity, the role played by iconicity in language evolution and in the way words are positioned syntactically.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588110036
ISBN-13: 9781588110039
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027225745
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Prices: NLG 220.00