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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: Child Language
Subtitle: The Parametric Approach
Written By: William Snyder

This systematic presentation of the parametric approach to child language
considers the nature of the information the child must acquire according to
the various linguistic theories. In doing so it sets out in detail the
practical aspects of acquisitional research, addresses the challenges of
working with children of different ages and backgrounds, and shows how the
resulting data can be used to test theories of grammatical variation. It
presents studies of the acquisition of syllable structure, empty
categories, and wh-movement. The book is written for graduate students and
advanced undergraduates taking courses on child language acquisition in
linguistics, psychology, and cognitive science, and will be a useful
reference for all researchers in child language acquisition in whatever
field. The data sets on which the book draws freely available to students
and researchers via a website maintained by the author.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199296693
ISBN-13: 9780199296699
Pages: 224
Prices: U.S. $ 99.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199296707
ISBN-13: 9780199296705
Pages: 224
Prices: U.S. $ 35.00