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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: English Historical Metrics
Edited By: J. J. Anderson

This volume identifies historical metrics as an important discipline within
English studies and raises significant questions about the composition and
transmission of early English verse. The chronological range of the book
covers the Old English to the pre-Renaissance periods, while its
theoretical range is multidisciplinary. The keynote introduction by Thomas
Cable identifies major current issues within the field. The work concludes
with an extensive and up-to-date bibliography which includes linguistics,
philological and text-critical work. The distinguished team of contributors
includes: Russom, McCully, and Obst (focusing on Old English, with a
conspectus by Stockwell); Minkova (on the Ormulum and early Middle
English); Borroff, Matonis, and Osberg (Middle English verse); Bunt and
Duggan (editing and Middle English metrics); and Duffell and Youmans (the
origin and structure of the Chaucerian long line).

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521026288
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 269
Prices: U.S. $ 37.99
U.K. £ 21.99