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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: Roots
Subtitle: Linguistics in Search of its Evidential Base
Edited By: Sam Featherston
Wolfgang Sternefeld
Series Title: Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG] 96

The renewed focus on the evidential base of linguistics in general, but
particularly on syntax, is in to a large degree dependent on technological
developments: computers, electronic storage and transmission. These factors
have enabled a revolution in the accessibility of digitally stored
language, both in sampled and organized corpora and in its raw unsampled
form on the internet. But this technology has also allowed a step-change in
experimental methods readily available to linguists. The new arrival of
such enormous quantities of data in greatly increased detail has made
information accessible which could previously not even have been dreamed
of. This volume is a selection of research reports from linguists who are
making use of this new information and trying to integrate the new insights
into their analyses and theoretical assumptions.

Corpuslinguistics; Neurolinguistics; Prosody; Semantics

Libraries, Researchers and Advanced Students of Linguistics

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Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110193159
ISBN-13: 9783110193152
Pages: 400
Prices: Europe EURO 98.00
U.S. $ 137.00