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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: Beyond Rigidity
Subtitle: The Unfinished Semantic Agenda of Naming and Necessity
Written By: Scott Soames

In this fascinating work, Scott Soames offers a new conception of the relationship between linguistic meaning and assertions made by utterances. He gives meanings of proper names and natural kind predicates and explains their use in attitude ascriptions. He also demonstrates the irrelevance of rigid designation in understanding why theoretical identities containing such predicates are necessary, if true.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195145283
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 392 pp
Prices: $ 37.50