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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: Syntactic Theory: A Unified Approach
Written By: Robert D. Borsley

Syntactic theory is central to the study of language. This innovative book introduces the ideas that underlie most approaches to syntax and shows how they have been developed within two broad frameworks: Government Binding Theory and Phrase Structure Grammar. Thoroughly updated in the light of major recent developments, this second edition includes expanded explanations of the main characteristics of the two theories, summaries of the main features, exercises reinforcing key points, and suggestions for further investigation.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0340706104
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 288 p
Prices: $24.95