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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: Focus on Phonological Acquisition
Edited By: S. J. Hannahs
Martha Young-Scholten
Series Title: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 16

The publication of this edited volume comes at a time when interest in the acquisition of phonology by both children learning a first language and adults learning a second is starting to swell. The ten contributions, from established scholars and relative newcomers alike, provide a comprehensive demonstration of the progress being made in the field through the theory-based analysis of both spontaneous and experimental acquisition data involving a number of first and second languages including English, French, German, Korean, Polish and Spanish. Aimed at those active in phonology and its acquisition, yet written to be accessible to the non-specialist as well, the volume carefully lays out the various theoretical frameworks in which the authors work such as Feature Geometry, Lexical Phonology, Non-Linear Phonology, Prosodic Phonology, and Optimality Theory.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 902722482X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 289 p
Prices: NLG 197.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556197799
ISBN-13: 9781556197796
Pages: 289 p
Prices: U.S. $ 142