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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: English Prosodic Morphology
Written By: Sabine Lappe

A comprehensive empirical analysis of the major truncatory patterns in
English. Complete with a critical evaluation of pertinent theories in the
light of known empirical facts. Contains a broad coverage of structural
aspects, including segmental, phonotactic, and suprasegmental.

Linguistic academics and speech therapists will find here the first modern
book-length empirical study and theoretical account of English truncatory
processes. On the basis of a corpus comprising some 3000 derivatives, the
book provides a systematic investigation of the structural properties of
six different patterns of English name truncation and word clipping. All
patterns are shown to be unique in terms of the structural requirements
that they impose on their outputs.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 140206005X
ISBN-13: 9781402060052
Pages: 344
Prices: U.S. $ 169.00
U.K. £ 92.50
Europe EURO 119.95