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It's Been Said Before

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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: The Indo-Aryan Languages
Written By: Colin P. Masica

In his ambitious survey of the Indo-Aryan languages, Colin Masica
has provided a fundamental introduction which will interest not only
general and theoretical linguists but also students of one or more
of these languages who want to acquaint themselves with the
broader linguistic context. Generally synchronic in approach,
concentrating on the phonology, morphology and syntax of the
modern representatives of the group, the volume also covers
their historical development, areal context, writing systems
and aspects of sociolinguistics. The survey is organised not on a
language-by-language basis but by topic, so that salient theoretical
issues may be discussed in a comparative context.

Publication Year: 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Genetic Classification
Language Family(ies): Indo-Aryan
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521234204
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 555
Prices: U.K. £ 80.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521299446
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 555
Prices: U.K. £ 39.95