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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: Creating and Digitizing Language Corpora
Subtitle: Volume 1: Synchronic Databases
Edited By: Joan C. Beal
Karen P Corrigan
Hermann L. Moisl

A range of electronic corpora has become increasingly accessible via the
WWW and CD-ROM. This development coincided with improvements in the
standards governing the collecting, encoding and archiving of such data.
Less attention, however, has been paid to making other types of digital
data available. This is especially true of that which one might describe as
'unconventional', namely, dialects, child language and bilingual databases.
This book is a first step toward developing similar standards for enriching
and preserving these neglected resources.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403943664
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 312
Prices: U.K. £ 50.00