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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 Vocabulary Elements
Subtitle: Second edition
Written By: Keith Denning
Brett Kessler
William Leben

This book traces the historical and structural developments behind the
uniquely rich vocabulary of English. At the core are a set of several
hundred vocabulary elements that English got from Latin and Greek. The book
explains how these elements are found in words and how they have evolved
over time.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0195168038
ISBN-13: 9780195168037
Pages: 272
Prices: U.S. $ 19.95

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 019516802X
ISBN-13: 9780195168020
Pages: 272
Prices: U.S. $ 74.00