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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: Prague Linguistic Circle Papers Volume 1
Written By: Peter Sgall
Edited By: Eva Hajičová
Oldřich Leška

The volume is the first one of the revived series of Travaux, which was the well-known international book series of the classical Prague Linguistic Circle, published in the years 1929-39. The tradition of the Circle still attracts attention in broad circles of European and American linguistics. The first volume of the new series is divided into five sections: 1. Introductory papers characterizing the development of the Prague School in the recent decades; 2. Methodological issues of structural and functional linguistics, 3. Sentence structure, 4. Discourse patterns, 5. Theory of literature. In accordance with the tradition, the volume contains contributions concerning issues of principle, empirical linguistic studies, and also papers from the theory of literature.

Publication Year: 1996
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556196741
ISBN-13: 9781556196744
Pages: 336
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