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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: Conditionals and Predictions
Written By: Barbara Dancygier
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 87

This book offers a new and in-depth analysis of English conditional
sentences. Dancygier classifies conditional constructions according to
time-reference and modality. She shows how the basic meaning parameters of
conditionality correlate to formal parameters of the linguistic
constructions that are used to express them. Focused on English, the study
also provides a framework that can be extended to a broad range of
grammatical phenomena in many other languages.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
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