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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: Bohuslav Havránek
Subtitle: Contributions to his life and work
Edited By: Bohumil Vykypěl
Series Title: Travaux linguistiques de Brno 10

Bohuslav Havránek (1893–1978) belonged to the core of the Prague School and after the death of Vilém Mathesius he was even the president of the Prague Linguistic Circle. In spite of this he is almost unknown in the world. With the present volume, the authors wish – in the year of the 120th anniversary of Havránek’s birth – to remind the world linguistics of his existence.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
History of Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862884520
Pages: 106
Prices: Europe EURO 54.80