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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: The Blackwell Companion to Syntax, Volumes I-V
Edited By: Martin Everaert
Henk van Riemsdijk
Rob Goedemans
Bart Hollerbrandse

This long-awaited reference work marks the culmination of numerous years of
research and international collaboration by the world's leading
syntacticians. There exists no other comparable collection of research that
documents the development of syntax in this way. Under the editorial
direction of Martin Everaert and Henk van Riemskijk, this 5 volume set
comprises 70 case studies commissioned specifically for this volume. The 80
contributors are drawn from an international group of prestigious
linguists, including Joe Emonds, Sandra Chung, Susan Rothstein, Adriana
Belletti, Jim Huang, Howard Lasnik, and Marcel den Dikken, among many others.

*A unique collection of 70 newly-commissioned case studies, offering access
to research completed over the last 40 years.

*Brings together the world's leading syntacticians to provide a large and
diverse number of case studies in the field.

*Explores a comprehensive range of syntax topics from an historical

*Investigates empirical domains which have been well-documented and which
have played a prominent role in theoretical syntax at some stage in the
development of generative grammar.

*Serves as a research tool for not only theoretical linguistics but also
the various forms of applied linguistics.

*Contains an accessible alphabetical structure, with an index integral to
each volume featuring keywords and key figures.

*Each multi-volume set is also accompanied by a CD Rom of the entire

*Published within the prestigious Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics
series, this multi-volume work can be relied upon to deliver the quality
and expertise with which Blackwell Publishing's linguistics list is

Please note:
*Blackwell is pleased to offer special pre-publication prices valid until
June 30, 2006: US$950.00 (for Canada/Americas) and GBP 499.99 (for the rest
of the world).

*Linguist List Plus members will receive a 30 percent discount off the list
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Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1405114851
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 3285
Prices: U.S. $ 950.00
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