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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: Words in the Mind
Subtitle: An Introduction to the Mental Lexicon,Third Edition
Written By: Jean Aitchison

Words in the Mind deals with words, and how humans learn them, remember them, understand them, and find the ones they want. It discusses the structure and content of the human word-store or ‘mental lexicon, with particular reference to the spoken language of native English speakers.

- Discusses the structure and content of the human word-store, or 'mental lexicon'.
- Features a highly informative and accessible account of a central area of research.
- Incorporates new research on the mental lexicon.
- Written by a prominent researcher of the mental lexicon, language change, and the language of the media.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0631232435
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 328
Prices: U.S. $ 69.95
U.K. £ 55.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631232443
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 328
Prices: U.S. $ 36.95
U.K. £ 17.99