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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: Dependency in Linguistic Description
Edited By: Alain Polguère
Igor A. Mel’čuk
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 111

The book covers three major topics crucial for contemporary syntactic
research. Firstly, it offers a sketch of a general theory of dependency in
natural language. Different types of linguistic dependencies are
distinguished (semantic, syntactic, and morphological), the criteria for
their recognition are formulated, and all possible combinations are
discussed in some detail. Secondly, it demonstrates the application of the
general theory in two specific domains: establishing the system of
Surface-Syntactic Relations in French and linear positioning of clitics in
Serbian. Thirdly, it presents a formal sketch of Head-Driven
Phrase-Structure Grammar modelled in terms of syntactic dependencies.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Subject Language(s): French
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027205787
ISBN-13: 9789027205780
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
U.S. $ 158.00
Format: Electronic
ISBN: 9027289581
ISBN-13: 9789027289582
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
U.S. $ 158.00