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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: Direct Interface and One-Channel Translation
Written By: Tobias Scheer
Series Title: Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG] 68.2

Following up on the "Guide to Morphosyntax-Phonology Interface Theories"
(2011), written from a theory-neutral point of view, this book lays out the
author’s approach to the representational side of the interface. The book is
thus about how information is transmitted to phonology when an object is
inserted into phonological representations (as opposed to the derivational
means, i.e. phase theory today). The idea of Direct Interface is that diacritics
such as hash-marks in SPE or prosodic constituency since the early 80s,
which mediate between morpho-syntax and phonology, are illegal in a
modular environment where computational systems can only process
domain-specific vocabulary. Direct Interface instead holds that only truly
phonological vocabulary can carry morpho-syntactic information. It is shown
that of all representational objects only syllabic space qualifies. Couched in
CVCV (or strict CV), i.e. Government Phonology, this insight is then applied
in detailed case studies of Belarusian, Corsican, Greek and the exhaustive
lexical inventory of sonorant-obstruent-initial words in 13 Slavic languages,.
In this sense, the book is the 2nd volume of "A Lateral Theory of Phonology"

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Generative Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9781614511113
Pages: 378
Prices: Europe EURO 109.95
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781614511083
Pages: 378
Prices: Europe EURO 109.95