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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: Handbook of Pragmatics
Edited By: Laurence R Horn
Gregory Ward
Series Title: Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics

The Handbook of Pragmatics is a collection of newly commissioned articles that outline the central themes and challenges for current research in the field of linguistic pragmatics. The 32 articles, written by leading scholars, provide an authoritative and accessible introduction to the field, including an overview of the foundations of pragmatic theory and a detailed examination of the rich and varied theoretical and empirical subdomains of pragmatics.

This Handbook is a valuable resource for both students and professional researchers investigating the properties of meaning, reference, and context in natural language. It will be of particular interest to those exploring the interfaces of pragmatics with syntax, semantics, lexicon, philosophy of language, information theory and cognitive psychology. The extensive bibliography serves as a self-contained research tool for those working in the general area of pragmatics and allied fields in linguistics, philosophy and cognitive science.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0631225471
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 864
Prices: U.K. £ 66.50
U.S. $ 97.97