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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: Becoming Eloquent
Subtitle: Advances in the emergence of language, human cognition, and modern cultures
Edited By: Francesco d'Errico
Jean-Marie Hombert

Few topics of scientific enquiry have attracted more attention in the last
decade than the origin and evolution of language. Few have offered an
equivalent intellectual challenge for interdisciplinary collaborations
between linguistics, cognitive science, prehistoric archaeology,
palaeoanthropology, genetics, neurophysiology, computer science and
robotics. The contributions presented in this volume reflect the
multiplicity of interests and research strategy used to tackle this complex
issue, summarize new relevant data and emerging theories, provide an
updated view of this interdisciplinary venture, and, when possible, seek a
future in this broad field of study.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027232695
ISBN-13: 9789027232694
Prices: Europe EURO 75.00
U.S. $ 113.00
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027288714
Prices: Europe EURO 75.00
U.S. $ 113.00