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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: Contrast in Phonology
Subtitle: Theory, Perception, Acquisition
Edited By: Peter Avery
B. Elan Dresher
Keren D. Rice
Series Title: Phonology and Phonetics [PP] 13

This book takes contrast, an issue that has been central to phonological
theory since Saussure, as its central theme, making explicit its importance
to phonological theory, perception, and acquisition. The volume brings
together a number of different contemporary approaches to the theory of
contrast, including chapters set within more abstract representation-based
theories, as well as chapters that focus on functional phonetic theories
and perceptual constraints. This book will be of interest to phonologists,
phoneticians, psycholinguists, researchers in first and second language
acquisition, and cognitive scientists interested in current thinking on
this exciting topic.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110198215
ISBN-13: 9783110198218
Pages: 351
Prices: Europe EURO 118.00
U.S. $ 189.00