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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: Russian
Subtitle: A Linguistic Introduction
Written By: Paul Cubberley

This book provides an accessible introduction to the linguistic structure of Russian, including its history, dialects and sociolinguistics, as well as the central issues of phonology, morphology, syntax and word formation/lexicology. It particularly emphasises the special linguistic features of Russian which are not shared with English and other non-Slavic languages. For intermediate/advanced students of Russian, this will help to reinforce their understanding of how all levels of Russian function. Students and scholars of linguistics will find it a useful starting point for comparative work involving the structure of Russian and the Slavic languages, or issues such as standardisation, multilingualism, and the fate of former colonial languages. Each chapter begins with an introduction to the basic theoretical concepts of the area covered, presenting the linguistic facts and relationships in an easily accessible form. It will also serve as a learning aid to Cyrillic, with all examples transliterated.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Russian
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 052179191X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 396
Prices: U.S. $ 70
U.K. £ 50

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521796415
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 396
Prices: U.S. $ 25
U.K. £ 18.95