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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 Compositionality Papers
Edited By: Jerry A. Fodor
Ernest Lepore

Ernie Lepore and Jerry Fodor have published a series of original and controversial essays on issues relating to compositionality in language and mind; they have now revised them all for publication together in this volume. Compositionality is the following aspect of a system of representation: the complex symbols in the system inherit their syntactic and semantic properties from the primitive symbols of the system. Fodor and Lepore argue that compositionality determines what view we must take of the nature of concepts. Anyone trying to figure out how language and mind work must take account of this challenging work by two leading figures in the field.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199252157
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 220 pp
Prices: $ 55.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199252165
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 220 pp
Prices: $ 19.95