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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: The Syntax of Verb Initial Languages
Edited By: Andrew Carnie
Eithne Guilfoyle
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax

This volume contains twelve chapters on the derivation of and the correlates to verb initial word order. The studies in this volume cover such widely divergent languages as Irish, Welsh, Scots Gaelic, Old Irish, Biblical Hebrew, Jakaltek, Mam, Lummi (Straits Salish), Niuean, Malagasy, Palauan, K'echi', and Zapotec, from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives, including Minimalism, information structure, and sentence processing. The first book to take a cross-linguistic comparative approach to verb initial syntax, this volume provides new data to some old problems and debates and explores some innovative approaches to the derivation of verb initial order.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Balochi, Southern
Gaelic, Scottish
Hebrew, Ancient
Salish, Straits
Irish, Old
Malagasy, Plateau
Language Family(ies): Kanjobal-Jacaltec
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 019513222X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272 p
Prices: $45.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0195132238
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272 p
Prices: $24.95