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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: Lexical Strata in English: Morphological Causes, Phonological Effects
Written By: Heinz J. Giegerich

Heinz Giegerich investigates the way in which alternations in the sound
patterns of words interact with the processes of word formation in the
language. Drawing examples from English and German, he uncovers and spells
out in detail the principles of "lexical morphology and phonology," a
theory that has in recent years become increasingly influential in
linguistics. He queries many of the assumptions previously made in it to
produce a formally coherent theory that offers new accounts of some central
phenomena in the phonology of English.

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