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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: Telicity, Change and State
Subtitle: A Cross-Categorial View of Event Structure
Edited By: Violeta Demonte
Louise E. McNally
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

This volume presents new work by leading researchers on central themes in the study of event structure: the nature and representation of telicity, change, and the notion of state. The book advances our understanding of these aspects of event structure by combining foundational semantic research with a series of case studies from a variety of languages. The book begins with an overview of the theoretical issues central to the volume, along with a brief presentation of the remaining chapters and the points of contact between them. The chapters, developed within several different theoretical perspectives, promote cross-theory as well as cross-linguistic comparison. The work will interest scholars and advanced students of morphology, syntax, semantics, and their interfaces. It will also appeal to researchers in philosophy, psycholinguistics, and language acquisition who are interested in the notions of telicity, change, and stativity.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780199693498
Pages: 400
Prices: U.K. £ 70.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780199693504
Pages: 400
Prices: U.K. £ 35.00