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It's Been Said Before

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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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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: Semantics
Written By: A. P. Cowie
Series Title: Oxford Introductions to Language Study

How do new words and new senses develop? Semantics describes the meaningful
relationships between words and explains the processes, including metaphor,
that lead to new words and senses. It describes the changes that simple
words undergo to become complex words (derivatives and compounds) and
explains the analysis of words into meaningful components.

Part of the Oxford Introductions to Language Study series. The series
provides brief, clear introductions to the main areas of language study.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0194389235
ISBN-13: 9780194389235
Pages: 130
Prices: U.K. £ 13.00