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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: Lexicography in the 21st Century
Subtitle: In honour of Henning Bergenholtz
Edited By: Sandro Nielsen
Sven Tarp
Series Title: Terminology and Lexicography Research and Practice 12

This is a state-of-the-art volume on lexicography at the beginning of the
21st century. It also offers proposals for future theoretical
and practical work. The contributions, inspired by the ground-breaking work
of Henning Bergenholtz, address topics such as dictionary functions;
dictionary users; access routes; dictionary structures; dictionary
reviewing; subject-field classifications; data retrieval; corpus
lexicography; and collocations and phraseology. The contributors, all
highly regarded international scholars in the field of lexicography, show
how the theory of lexicographical functions can extend the forefront of the
discipline by focusing on dictionary functions and how these meet the needs
of users in various types of user situations. Thereby echoing Bergenholtz's
idea that a dictionary is a tool that can help users solve problems
encountered in communicative, cognitive and operative situations. This
volume is not only of interest to practical and theoretical lexicographers
but to anyone interested in lexicography.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
Discipline of Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 902722336X
ISBN-13: 9789027223364
Prices: Europe EURO 99.00
U.S. $ 149.00
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027289018
Prices: Europe EURO 99.00
U.S. $ 149.00