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It's Been Said Before

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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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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: The Syntax of American Sign Language
Written By: Benjamin Bahan
Dawn MacLaughlin
Carol Neidle
Judy A Kegl

Recent research on the syntax of signed languages has revealed that, apart from some modality-specific differences, signed languages are organized according to the same underlying principles as spoken languages. This book addresses the organization and distribution of functional categories in American Sign Language (ASL), focusing on tense, agreement, and wh-constructions.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: MIT Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): American Sign Language
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0262140675
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 224 p
Prices: $37.95