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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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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: Ergativity
Written By: Christopher D. Manning

This volume considers and examines some of the phenomena that have led languages to be considered "ergative". Languages considered "ergative" have only been sparsely studied, and many fundamental questions in their analysis seem at best incompletely answered. This volume fills that void by focusing on some of the basic issues: when ergativity should be analyzed as syntactic or morphological; whether languages can be divided into two classes of syntactically and moprhologically ergative languages, and if so, where the division should be drawn; and whether ergative arguments are always core roles or not.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: CSLI Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1575860376
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 222

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1575860368
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