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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: Sound Structures in Language
Edited By: Jørgen Rischel
Nina Grønnum
Frans Gregersen
Hans Basbøll

This book presents Jorgen Rischel's most important work on language and sound structure. It includes some of the most original and groundbreaking research of four decades. The chapters focus on stress, syllabification, accent, and vowel harmony, and their interactions with other aspects of language. They include exemplary descriptions of the sound systems of a wide range of languages, cover both synchronic and diachronic analysis, and reflect the authors lifelong interest in typology. The book will interest phonologists, phoneticians, and language typologists throughout the world.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199544344
ISBN-13: 9780199544349
Pages: 384
Prices: U.S. $ 150.00