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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: Grundfragen der Sprachforschung
Subtitle: Mit Rücksicht auf W. Wundts Sprachpsychologie erörtert
Written By: Berthold Delbrück

In this 1901 work, Berthold Delbrück (1842–1922), who is famous for his
contribution to the study of the syntax in Indo-European languages, focuses on
Wilhelm Wundt's understanding of speech. Wundt (1832–1920), often referred to
as the 'father of experimental psychology', held that language was one of the
most important aspects of mental processing. In order to account for Wundt's
theories on the nature of the soul, and his belief that emotion and
perception are
acts of experience rather than objects, Delbrück compares Wundt's theories
with those of psychologist and educationalist J. F. Herbart (1776–1841).
Delbrück also pays attention to the explanation of such topics as the hand
gestures used by actors (and the people of Naples), the sentence structure of
the German language, and onomatopoeia, though he emphasises that he has
not addressed those elements in Wundt's works which are founded in
psychology rather than in grammar.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781108047104
Prices: U.K. £ 12.99
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