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It's Been Said Before

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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: On the Formal Way to Chinese Languages
Edited By: Sze-Wing Tang
Chen-Sheng Luther Liu

This collection presents readers with the main thrust of current research
on Chinese languages from the perspective of formal linguistics. Written by
an international assembly of researchers in the Weld, the papers offer an
in-depth study of important theoretical issues and particular questions in
contemporary Chinese linguistics, and serve as a useful reference for
various areas of Chinese grammar. The eleven chapters include discussions
of reflexivity, modifiers and nominal structures, tense, verbal
constructions and sentence structures, onset change, suffixation, and first
language acquisition. This volume provides for all readers a valuable
resource of and the greatest access to the Weld of formal Chinese
linguistics today. [To order this book, contact The University of Chicago
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Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: CSLI Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1575863693
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 269
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1575863707
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 269
Prices: ---- $28.00