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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: Introduction to Pragmatics
Written By: Betty J. Birner
Series Title: Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics

Introduction to Pragmatics guides students through traditional and new approaches in the field, focusing particularly on phenomena at the elusive semantics/pragmatics boundary, to explore the role of context in linguistic communication.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781405175821
Pages: 340
Prices: U.S. $ 99.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781405175838
Pages: 340
Prices: U.S. $ 44.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9781118348352
Pages: 340
Prices: U.S. $ 35.99