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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: Motivation in Grammar and the Lexicon
Edited By: Klaus-Uwe Panther
Günter Radden
Series Title: Human Cognitive Processing 27

Language structure and use are largely shaped by cognitive processes such as
categorizing, framing, inferencing, associative (metonymic), and analogical
(metaphorical) thinking, and – mediated through cognition – by bodily
experience, emotion, perception, action, social/communicative interaction,
culture, and the internal ecology of the linguistic system itself. The contributors
to the present volume demonstrate how these language-independent factors
motivate grammar and the lexicon in a variety of languages such as English,
German, French, Italian, Hungarian, Russian, Croatian, Japanese, and Korean.
The volume will be of great interest to students and scholars in cognitive and
functional linguistics.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027287021
Prices: U.S. $ 135.00
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027223814
Prices: U.K. £ 90.00
Europe EURO 95.40
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