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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: Language and History in the Early Germanic World
Written By: D. H. Green

This book offers a distinctive and accessible approach to the earliest
encounters of the Germanic tribes of Northern Europe with classical
antiquity and with early Christianity. It brings together linguistic
evidence from across Europe and dating from before Caesar to about 900 AD,
to shed light on important aspects of Germanic culture. It shows how
semantics and loanword studies, often avoided by nonspecialists, can
provide important clues for historians and archaeologists of the period.
Likewise, it demonstrates that philologists and linguists ignore historical
evidence at their peril.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Germanic
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