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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: Sprachliche Kürze
Subtitle: Konzeptuelle, strukturelle und pragmatische Aspekte
Edited By: Jochen A. Bär
Thorsten Roelcke
Anja Steinhauer
Series Title: Linguistik - Impulse & Tendenzen 27

This collected volume is devoted to a comprehensive treatment of the
subject of "linguistic brevity." The themes include aspects of language
economy, communication theory, shortened words in various European
languages, brevity in word-formation and syntax, rhetoric and stylistics,
brevity as a principle in giving personal first names. The volumes contains
contributions by renowned authors and gives overviews of research as well
as presenting novel approaches. This hitherto unique volume presents an
almost encyclopaedic account illuminating the varying dimensions of a
complex area.

Abbreviation; pragmatics (language); linguistic expressions; language typology

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Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110175428
ISBN-13: 9783110175424
Pages: 520
Prices: Europe EURO 98.00
U.S. $ 137.00