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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: Middle Arabic and Mixed Arabic
Subtitle: Diachrony and Synchrony
Edited By: Liesbeth Zack
Arie Schipper
Series Title: Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics

In recent scholarship, the connection between Middle Arabic and Mixed Arabic
is studied in a more systematic way. The idea of studying these two varieties in
one theoretical frame is quite new, and was initiated at the conferences of the
International Association for the Study of Middle and Mixed Arabic (AIMA). At
these conferences, the members of AIMA discuss the latest insights into the
definition, terminology, and research methods of Middle and Mixed Arabic.
Results of various discussions in this field are to be found in the present book,
which contains articles describing and analysing the linguistic features of
Muslim, Jewish and Christian Arabic texts (folklore, religious and linguistic
literature) as well as the matters of mixed language and diglossia.

Contributors include: Berend Jan Dikken, Lutz Edzard, Jacques Grand’Henry,
Bruno Halflants, Benjamin Hary, Rachel Hasson Kenat, Johannes den Heijer,
Amr Helmy Ibrahim, Paolo La Spisa, Jérôme Lentin, Gunvor Mejdell, Arie
Schippers, Yosef Tobi, Kees de Vreugd, Manfred Woidich, and Otto Zwartjes.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Language Family(ies): Semitic
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789004222298
Pages: 360
Prices: Europe EURO 131
U.S. $ 182