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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: Flexible Semantics for Reinterpretation Phenomena
Written By: Markus Egg
Series Title: Studies in Computational Linguistics

Deriving the correct meaning of such colloquial expressions as "I am parked
out back" requires a unique interaction of knowledge about the world with a
person's natural language tools, e.g., "I have a car that is parked in the
back," and not the wrong literal one. In this volume, Markus Egg examines
how natural language rules and world knowledge work together to produce
correct understandings of expressions that cannot be fully understood
through literal reading. An in-depth and exciting work on semantics and
natural language, this volume will be essential reading for scholars in
computational linguistics.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: CSLI Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1575865017
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 270
Prices: U.K. £ 44.50
U.S. $ 70.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1575865025
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 270
Prices: U.S. $ 27.50
U.K. £ 17.50