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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: Adverbial Clauses, Main Clause Phenomena, and Composition of the Left Periphery
Subtitle: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 8
Written By: Liliane Haegeman

Adverbial Clauses, Main Clause Phenomena, and Composition of the Left Periphery uses the cartographic theory to examine the left periphery of the English clause and compare it to the left-peripheral structures of other languages. Liliane Haegeman argues that the dissimilar surface characteristics of these languages (primarily English and Romance, but also Gungbe, Hungarian, Hebrew, Dutch, and others) can be explained by universal constraints, and that the same structures apply across the languages. Haegeman focuses on main clause transformations--movement operations that can only take place in main clauses.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780199858774
Pages: 336
Prices: U.S. $ 99

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780199858767
Pages: 336
Prices: U.S. $ 49.95