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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: Advances in Generative Lexicon Theory
Edited By: James Pustejovsky
Pierrette Bouillon
Hitoshi Isahara
Kyoko Kanzaki
Chungmin Lee
Series Title: Text, Speech and Language Technology

This collection of papers takes linguists to the leading edge of techniques in generative lexicon theory, the linguistic composition methodology that arose from the imperative to provide a compositional semantics for the contextual modifications in meaning that emerge in real linguistic usage. Today’s growing shift towards distributed compositional analyses evinces the applicability of GL theory, and the contributions to this volume, presented at three international workshops (GL-2003, GL-2005 and GL-2007) address the relationship between compositionality in language and the mechanisms of selection in grammar that are necessary to maintain this property. The core unresolved issues in compositionality, relating to the interpretation of context and the mechanisms of selection, are treated from varying perspectives within GL theory, including its basic theoretical mechanisms and its analytical viewpoint on linguistic phenomena.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789400751880
Pages: 496
Prices: U.S. $ 179.00

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789400751897
Pages: 496
Prices: U.S. $ 139.99