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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: Chomsky:
Subtitle: Ideas and Ideals
Written By: Neil Smith

Chomsky has had a major influence on modern linguistics, psychology, and
philosophy. In this rigorous yet accessible account of Chomsky's work, Neil
Smith analyzes Chomsky's key contributions to the study of both language
and the mind. He gives a detailed exposition of Chomsky's linguistic
theorizing, and examines the ideas for which he is best known. Finally,
Smith examines Chomsky's political ideas and how these fit intellectually
with his scholarly work. Throughout, Smith explores the controversy
surrounding Chomsky's work, and explains why he has been both adulated and

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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