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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 Complementizer Phase
Subtitle: Subjects and Operators
Written By: Phoevos E. Panagiotidis
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

This book draws together nine original investigations by leading linguists
and promising young scholars on the syntax of complementizers (eg that in
She said that she would) and their phrases. The chapters are divided into
two parts, each of which highlights aspects of the behaviour and function
of complementisers. The first part looks at how and when subjects, or parts
of subjects, can and cannot move outside their canonical position in a
sentence. Each chapter examines and compares the relevance of a number of
syntactic factors in languages such as English, Italian, Spanish, Greek,
Brazilian Portuguese and Bavarian. In the second part, the focus turns to
the nature and function of complementisers themselves, with discussions
drawing on evidence from Italian, Italian dialects, Hebrew, and Dutch.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Bavarian
Greek, Modern
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199584354
ISBN-13: 9780199584352
Pages: 306
Prices: U.K. £ 75.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199584362
ISBN-13: 9780199584369
Pages: 306
Prices: U.K. £ 29.95