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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: Sound Change and the History of English
Written By: Jeremy J. Smith

This book discusses the origins of a series of sound changes in English: it
investigates their linguistic properties and social and cultural context to
investigate why do sound changes happen when and where they do. Written
with minimal use of jargon it will appeal to all serious students of
English historical linguistics, from advanced undergraduates to researchers.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199291950
ISBN-13: 9780199291953
Pages: 224
Prices: U.K. £ 45.00