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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: Philosophy for Linguists : An Introduction
Written By: Siobhan Chapman

'A much needed resource, boiling down the daunting mass of philosophical writings on language to a clear and readable introduction to who said what and why.' Catriona McPherson, University of Leeds. 'Philosophy for Linguists' provides students with a clear, concise introduction to the main topics in the philosophy of language. Focusing on what linguists need to know and how philosophy relates to modern linguistics, the book is structured around key branches of linguistics: semantics, pragmatics, and language acquisition. Assuming no prior knowledge of philosophy, Siobhan Chapman traces the history and development of ideas in the philosophy of language and outlines the contributions of specific philosophers. The book is highly accessible and student-oriented and includes:

* a general introduction and introductions to each chapter
* numerous examples and quotations
* comprehensive suggestions for further reading
* an extensive glossary of linguistic terms.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415206588
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 208pp
Prices: #50.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415206596
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 208pp
Prices: #15.99