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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: Pragmatics
Written By: Yan Huang
Series Title: Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics

This introduction to pragmatics provides an authoritative and comprehensive
account of its central topics and a guide to the latest research. After
describing the subject's scope and history, it examines conversational and
conventional implicature, presupposition, speech act theory, and deixis. It
then explores the interfaces between pragmatics and other core areas of
inquiry, including cognition (focussing on relevance theory), semantics,
and syntax. Professor Huang's lively account contains exercises with
suggested solutions, a glossary, and guides to further reading. This is the
ideal textbook for students of linguistics. It is also a valuable resource
for scholars in related fields.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199298378
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 368
Prices: U.K. £ 50.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199243689
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 368
Prices: U.K. £ 18.99