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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

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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: Cognitive Aspects of Bilingualism
Edited By: Istvan Kecskes
Liliana Albertazzi

Cognitive-functional perspective on bilingualism.
Unexplored issues such as gender systems, synergic concepts, context and
task addressed.
Focus both on the structure and functioning of the bilingual cognitive system
Bidirectional influence between language channels through the common
underlying conceptual base.

This work has a uniquely cognitive-functional perspective on bi-lingualism.
This means that it makes a clear distinction between real world and
projected world. Information conveyed by language must be about the
projected world. Both the experimental results and the systematic claims in
this volume call for a weak form of whorfianism. The authors examine too
some relatively unexplored issues of bilingualism, such as, among others,
gender systems in the bilingual mind, synergic concepts, and ontological

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1402059345
ISBN-13: 9781402059346
Pages: 375
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U.K. £ 77.00
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