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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: Essays in Semantics and Pragmatics
Written By: Masayoshi Shibatani
Sandra A. Thompson
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series.

Contents: Farrell Ackerman, A Predicate construction: Inversion in Polish; B.T.S. Atkins, The role of the example in a frame semantics dictionary; Susan Ervin Tripp, Kei Nakamura & Jiansheng Guo, Shifting face from Asia to Europe; Seiko Yamaguchi Fujii, Mental-space builders: Observations from Japanese and English conditionals; Jean Mark Gawron, Distance in construction grammar; Ferenc Kiefer, Lexical information and the temporal interpretation of discourse; George Lakoff, Reflections on metaphor and grammar; Knud Lambrecht, The pragmatics of case: On the relationship between semantic, grammatical, and pragmatic roles in English and French; Charles Li, Ancestor-descendant and cultural-linguistic relativity; Toshio Ohiro, Remarks on suspended clauses: A contribution to Japanese phraseology; Shigeko Okamoto, Pragmaticization of meaning in some sentence-final particles in Japanese; Jan-Ola =D6stman, Recasting the deictic foundation -- using physics and Finnish; Miriam Petruck, Frame semantics and the lexicon: Nouns and verbs in the body frame; Jef Verschueren, The conceptual basis of performativity

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556193254
ISBN-13: 9781556193255
Pages: 322
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