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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: The Construction of Meaning
Written By: David I. Beaver
Luis D.Casillas Martinez
Brady Z Clark
Stefan Kaufmann

"The Construction of Meaning" collects leading-edge work on the semantics and pragmatics of natural language conducted at Stanford
University. Contributors include Eve Clark, Paul Kiparsky, Stanley
Peters, Dag Westerstahl and Arnold Zwicky. The volume includes research on a number of languages (English, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean and uechua) and phenomena, including adverbial modification, classifiers, constructional meaning, control phenomena, evidentiality, event semantics, focus, presupposition and quantification. This is an essential volume for anyone interested in the latest developments in the study of meaning.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: CSLI Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Quechua, Huaylla Wanca
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1575863766
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 264
Prices: $25.00

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1575863758
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 264
Prices: $67.50