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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: Words: Structure, Meaning, Function
Edited By: Christiane Dalton-Puffer
Nikolaus Ritt
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs

The thematic connections between the articles assembled in this volume mirror the central and integrating role of 'the word' in almost all matters linguistic. With formal and descriptive aspects of the word (in inflection and derivation) at the centre, the contributions branch out into phonology, syntax, pragmatics and, most importantly, semantics. In terms of languages, the focus is mainly on English (synchronically and diachronically) but Hungarian, Polish and German are also considered among others. The theoretical focus lies on various aspects of language change on the one hand, and on morphological concepts such as productivity, or the morphological status of items on the other.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 311016793X
ISBN-13: N/A
Prices: DM 198,- / EUR 101,24 / vS 144