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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: Verbs
Subtitle: Aspect and Causal Structure
Written By: William Croft

This book examines the syntax and semantics of verbs from a crosslinguistic
perspective, taking full account of diachronic and usage-based research. It
encompasses the full range of English verb classes, has a strong typological
dimension, and presents a model of event structure that breaks new ground in
predicting and explaining linguistic facts.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780199248582
Pages: 480
Prices: U.K. £ 85.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780199248599
Pages: 480
Prices: U.K. £ 32.50