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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: Sinnbilder für Sprache [Images for Language. Metaphorical Alternatives to the Terminology-based Interpretation of Language]
Subtitle: Metaphorische Alternativen zur begrifflichen Erschließung von Sprache
Written By: Wilhelm Köller
Series Title: De Gruyter Studia Linguistica Germanica 109

Everybody is familiar with language, but this certainly does not mean that
everybody has a sufficient understanding of language. Usually we try to
objectivize our knowledge of language by using terminology. In the process we
easily forget that language can also be concretized revealingly by means of
images or symbols. This form of objectivization is particularly suitable for
grasping the diverse and pragmatic potential functions of language. Moreover,
images can also provide good access to the substructures of our terminology-
based knowledge of language.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
History of Linguistics
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110271867
Pages: 676
Prices: Europe EURO 149.95
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110271843
Pages: 676
Prices: Europe EURO 149.95