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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: New Perspectives on Bare Noun Phrases in Romance and Beyond
Edited By: Johannes Kabatek
Albert Wall
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 141

This book envisions the study of bare noun phrases as a field of research in its own right rather than an accessory matter in the wider domain of nominal determination. Combining insights from different theoretical backgrounds and extending the empirical coverage of bare noun phenomena, the ten contributions provide new perspectives on long-standing but still actively debated problems as well as investigations into previously ignored issues. The volume focuses on the wide range of bare noun phenomena in Romance languages, including Spanish, Catalan, Brazilian and European Portuguese, Italian and French; but also widens its inherently comparative perspective to languages such as Bulgarian and Modern Hebrew. The authors discuss the importance of cross-linguistic patterns in the modeling of the syntax and semantics of noun phrases and of common noun denotations, the role of information structure as well as that of discourse traditions and coordination.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Subject Language(s): Bulgarian
Language Family(ies): Romance
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027271259
Prices: U.S. $ 149.00
U.K. £ 83.00
Europe EURO 99.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027206084
Prices: U.S. $ 149.00
U.K. £ 83.00
Europe EURO 104.94