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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 Verb in Contemporary English
Edited By: Bas Aarts
Charles F. Meyer

This collection of essays sheds new light on the verb in English. The
authors illustrate that verbs can only be properly understood if studied
from both a theoretical and descriptive perspective. In Part One, the
authors explore topics such as the terminological problems of
classification, verb complementation, the semantics and pragmatics of verbs
and verbal combinations, and the notions of tense, aspect, voice and
modality. In Part Two, computer corpora are used to study various types of
verb complements and collocations, to trace the development in English of
certain verb forms, and to detail the usage of verbs in different varieties
and genres of English.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521026547
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 325
Prices: U.K. £ 26.99
U.S. $ 48.00