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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: A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics
Subtitle: Fifth Edition
Written By: David Crystal

Completely revised and updated in its fifth edition, A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics is the standard single-volume reference for its field.

The fifth edition incorporates new words or senses that have developed in linguistics during the past 5 years, based on recommendations by a team of experts in phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics and sociolinguistics. The dictionary now includes more than 5,000 terms, grouped into over 3,000 entries. The layout has been modified to increase the effectiveness of cross-referencing, all abbreviations have been included in a separate table at the end of the book, and a separate table of symbols has been added.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): New English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 063122663X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 536
Prices: U.S. $ 64.95
U.K. £ 60.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631226648
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 536
Prices: U.S. $ 29.95
U.K. £ 19.99