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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: At The Syntax-Pragmatics Interface
Subtitle: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax
Written By: Lutz Marten
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics 4

Marten explores the interaction of syntax, pragmatics, and semantics in the behavior of verb phrases and how they interact with the information provided by the verb. He also considers how the component elements of linguistic theory explain what appear to be simple utterances, but whose structure is hard to analyze--how, for example, "Fran is baking Mary a cake in the oven" is different from "Fran is baking Mary a cake in the kitchen".

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199250634
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256 pp
Prices: $ 80.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199250642
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256 pp
Prices: $ 27.50