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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: Categorial Grammar
Subtitle: Logical Syntax, Semantics, and Processing
Written By: Glynn France Morrill

This book provides a state-of-the-art introduction to categorial grammar, a
type of formal grammar which analyses expressions as functions or according
to a function-argument relationship. The book's focus is on linguistic,
computational, and psycholinguistic aspects of logical categorial grammar,
i.e. enriched Lambek Calculus. Glyn Morrill opens with the history and
notation of Lambek Calculus and its application to syntax, semantics, and
processing. Successive chapters extend the grammar to a number of
significant syntactic and semantic properties of natural language. The
final part applies Morrill's account to several current issues in
processing and parsing, considered from both a psychological and a
computational perspective. The book offers a rigorous and thoughtful study
of one of the main lines of research in the formal and mathematical theory
of grammar, and will be suitable for students of linguistics and cognitive
science from advanced undergraduate level upwards.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199589852
ISBN-13: 9780199589852
Pages: 256
Prices: U.K. £ 75.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199589860
ISBN-13: 9780199589869
Pages: 256
Prices: U.K. £ 29.99