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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: Rara & Rarissima
Subtitle: Documenting the Fringes of Linguistic Diversity
Edited By: Jan Wohlgemuth
Michael Cysouw
Series Title: Empirical Approaches to Language Typology [EALT] 46

The papers in this book describe and analyze rara in individual
languages, covering an extraordinarily broad geographic distribution,
including papers about languages from all over the globe. The range of
theoretical subjects discussed shows an enormous breadth, ranging
from phonology through word formation, lexical semantics to syntax
and even some sociolinguistics.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110228557
Pages: 408
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110228540
Pages: 408
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95