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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: Existence: Semantics and Syntax
Edited By: Ileana Comorovski
Klaus von Heusinger
Series Title: Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy

This collection is an important contribution to the semantic and syntactic
analysis of the expression of existence. The volume focuses on the three
main linguistic constructions expressing existence: copular clauses,
existential sentences, and (in)definiteness. The papers analyze the
interaction between the basic notion of existence and pervasive phenomena
of natural language, such as quantification and presupposition. The
contributions represent state of the art research on theoretical and
comparative issues related to the expression of existence, and make
extensive reference to the semantic and syntactic facts of English and of
various other languages. The richness of new data and the juxtaposition of
different theoretical stances bring a number of new questions into focus.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 140206196X
ISBN-13: 9781402061967
Pages: 336
Prices: U.K. £ 88.50