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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: Intonational Phrasing in Romance and Germanic
Subtitle: Cross-linguistic and bilingual studies
Edited By: Christopher D. Gabriel
Conxita Lleó
Series Title: Hamburg Studies on Multilingualism 10

Languages differ regarding both the ways they group words into phrases and
the surface cues they use to indicate relevant phrasing patterns. Modeling
intonation in as many languages as possible has become a central goal of
theoretical and empirical linguistics. However, intonational research has
only recently begun to devote attention to the analysis of spontaneous
speech, one of the central issues of this book. The volume contains eight
contributions by international scholars, some of them members of the
Research Center on “Multilingualism” (Hamburg, Germany), all of them
experts on intonation and most also on multilingualism. A central goal of
the present volume is to expand the cross-linguistic and multilingual
perspective of phrasing, focusing thereby on languages from the Romance and
Germanic families, among them Catalan, French, German, Italian, Occitan,
and Spanish. Within Spanish, special attention is given to several
Argentinean varieties, and within Italian, the Neapolitan variety is
compared with the standard one.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Language Family(ies): Germanic
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027287380
Prices: U.S. $ 113.00
Europe EURO 75.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027219305
Prices: U.S. $ 113.00
U.K. £ 75.00
Europe EURO 79.50