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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: Linguistic Variation Yearbook 2007
Edited By: Jeroen van Craenenbroeck
Johan E.C.V. Rooryck

The "Linguistic Variation Yearbook" is exclusively devoted to the
study of the nature and scope of linguistic variation from the point of
view of the minimalist program. In this perspective, the yearbook
aims at going beyond the traditional tension between explanatory and
descriptive adequacy. It seeks in particular to investigate to what
extent the study of linguistic variation can shed light on the broader
issue of language particular vs. language universal properties and
design. The "Linguistic Variation Yearbook" publishes annually a
collection of (invited) articles on a theme that is current in and
important to the research on linguistic variation within the generative
framework. The focus is on comparative studies, such as research on
typology and dialect variation.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 902725477X
ISBN-13: 9789027254771
Prices: U.S. $ 155.00
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