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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: Introducing English Semantics
Subtitle: 2nd Edition
Written By: Charles W Kreidler

Introducing English Semantics, Second Edition is a practical introduction to understanding how meanings are expressed in the English language. Presenting the basic principles of the discipline of semantics, this newly revised edition includes; discussion of the nature of human language and how linguists categorise and examine it, coverage of meanings expressed in English words, prefixes, suffixes and sentences, comparisons between English and other languages and illustrations of the importance of 'tone of voice' and 'body language' in face-to-face exchanges.

Written in a clear and accessible style, Introducing English Semantics contains a wealth of exercises and a glossary to clearly define all terminology, it is an essential text for any student taking an introductory course in semantics.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415828055
Pages: 196
Prices: U.S. $ 39.95

Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780415828048
Pages: 196
Prices: U.S. $ 130.00