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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: "Haben" als Vollverb [Have as a Complete Verb]
Subtitle: Eine dekompositionale Analyse
Written By: Martin Businger
Series Title: De Gruyter Linguistische Arbeiten 538

This monograph on the verb "have" in the function of a full verb asserts that
have-constructions in the syntactic analysis are to be placed in relationship with
absolute with-constructions (cf. "Mit den Füßen auf dem Tisch erwarte ich
meine Schwiegereltern" [Literal translation: "With my feet on the table I expect
my parents-in-law"]. Furthermore, the study also contributes to a better
understanding of the syntax and semantics of adjectives. The findings are
interpreted within the context of generative and optimal theoretical models.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Generative Linguistics
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110252644
Pages: 353
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110252637
Pages: 353
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95