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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: Ignorance of Language
Written By: Michael Devitt

The Chomskian revolution in linguistics gave rise to a new orthodoxy about
mind and language. Michael Devitt throws down a provocative challenge to
that orthodoxy. What is linguistics about? What role should linguistic
intuitions play in constructing grammars? What is innate about language? Is
there a 'language faculty'? These questions are crucial to our developing
understanding of ourselves; Michael Devitt offers refreshingly original

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
Discipline of Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199250960
ISBN-13: 9780199250967
Pages: 320
Prices: U.K. £ 32.00