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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: Grammatical Change
Subtitle: Theory and Description
Edited By: Rachel Marion Hendery
Jennifer Hendriks
Series Title: Studies in Language Change

This volume comprises a collection of papers on the theme of grammatical
change that evolved out of a workshop sponsored by the Centre for Research
on Language Change (The Australian National University). The papers extend
the boundaries of what has been addressed under the label of ‘grammatical
change’ by applying theories and models of grammatical change to new
evidence; by illuminating the historical relationships between grammar and
other levels of linguistics; and by extending the range of languages that
have been examined from the perspective of grammatical change.

Languages discussed include Murriny Patha, Walpiri, Gurindji, Walmajarri,
and Kayardild, Lardil, Yukulta, English, Dutch, German, Afrikaans, French,
Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Serbo-Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian,
Slovenian, Albanian, Greek, Old Church Slavonic, Tocharian, Mandarin,
Cantonese, Quechua, Basque, and Tok Pisin.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789858836082
Pages: 201
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