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It's Been Said Before

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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: History and Perspectives of Language Study
Edited By: Olga Mišeska Tomić
Milorad Radovanović
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 186

Each of the contributions in this volume expresses in some way the hope that it is possible to achieve an integrity of linguistics, understood as a science of man, in its psychological, sociological, pragmatic and cultural context. The first section focuses on the history of language study, the second section on the integrative description of facets of language, and the last section on the need for the study of language in context.

Contributions by: Wolfgang Kühlwein; Ljubisa Rajic; László Dezso;
Dubravko Skiljan; W. Keith Percival; E.F.K. Koerner;
Wayles Browne; Milka Ivic; Jacek Fisiak and Camiel Hamans;
Olga Miseska Tomic; Anders Ahlqvist; Peter H. Nelde and
Peter J. Weber; Rudolf Filipovic; Albina Necak Luk;
George Thomas; Dunja Jutronic; Damir Kalogjera.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556199635
ISBN-13: 9781556199639
Prices: U.S. $ 162
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027236925
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Prices: NLG 158.00