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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 Corpus-based Contrastive Linguistics
Subtitle: Studies in honour of Stig Johansson
Edited By: Karin Aijmer
Bengt Altenberg
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 54

Contrastive studies have experienced a dramatic revival in the last decades. By combining the methodological advantages of computer corpus linguistics and the possibility of contrasting texts in two or more languages, the structure and use of languages can be explored with greater accuracy, detail and empirical strength than before. The approach has also proved to have fruitful practical applications in a number of areas such as language teaching, lexicography, translation studies and computer-aided translation. This volume contains twelve studies comparing linguistic phenomena in English and seven other languages. The topics range from comparisons of specific lexical categories and word combinations to syntactic constructions and discourse phenomena such as cohesion and thematic structure. The studies highlight similarities and differences in the use, semantics and functions of the compared items, as well as the emergence of new meanings and language change. The emphasis varies from purely linguistic studies to those focusing on practical applications.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
General Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027203595
Prices: U.S. $ 143.00
U.K. £ 80.00
Europe EURO 100.70
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027272324
Prices: U.S. $ 143.00
U.K. £ 80.00
Europe EURO 95.00