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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: Structural-Functional Studies in English Grammar
Subtitle: In honour of Lachlan Mackenzie
Edited By: Mike Hannay
Gerard J. Steen
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 83

This collection presents a number of studies in the lexico-grammar of
English which focus on the one hand on close reading of language in context
and on the other hand on current functional theoretical concerns. The
various contributions represent distinct functionalist models of language,
including Functional Grammar and Functional Discourse Grammar,
Systemic-Functional Grammar, Role and Reference Grammar, Cognitive Grammar
and Construction Grammar. Taken together, however, they typify current work
being conducted from the grammatical perspective within the functionalist
enterprise, emphasizing on the relation between structure and usage. A
fundamental goal of the enterprise is to identify linguistic structures
which are constrained by specific features of use, or which actually encode
specific features of use, as many of the contributions here show.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027230935
ISBN-13: 9789027230935
Pages: 399
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