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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: Explanation in Historical Linguistics
Written By: Garry W. Davis
Edited By: Gregory K. Iverson

The first of two volumes deriving from papers presented at the Nineteenth Annual UWM Linguistic Symposium in April 1990, this work investigates the general question of what constitutes an explanation of diachronic change, and illustrates proposals in the context of various specific problems in historical linguistics.

Publication Year: 1992
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556191391
ISBN-13: 9781556191398
Pages: 227
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