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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: Towards an Elegant Syntax
Written By: Michal Brody
Series Title: Routledge Leading Linguists

This is a book of essays concerned with syntax, written between 1980 and 2001, in which the search for theoretical elegance takes centre stage. The conceptual difference between 'elegance' and the minimalist search for 'perfection' is examined and the consequences are shown to be wide ranging and radical, leading to a novel approach with a set of simplified potential primitives and axioms.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415299594
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 288
Prices: U.S. $ 105.00