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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: The Forms of Meaning
Written By: Marcel Danesi
Series Title: Approaches to Applied Semiotics, 1

The making of models to encode knowledge is an intrinsic feature of human cognitive life. Signs, texts, codes, and various other representational forms are the direct outcomes of innate model-making systems. This book presents a methodological framework, developed from the field of biosemiotics, for studying semiotic phenomena as modeling processes. It presents a descriptive system for uniting semiotics and biology so that the

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110167514
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 249pp
Prices: DM 176,- / vS 1285,- / sFr 151

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3110167522
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 249pp
Prices: DM 69,90 / vS 510,- / sFr 62,-