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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: The Construal of Spatial Meaning
Subtitle: Windows into Conceptual Space
Edited By: Carita Paradis
Jean Hudson
Ulf Magnusson
Series Title: Explorations in Language and Space

This book considers how language users express and understand literal and metaphorical spatial meaning not only in language but also through gesture and pointing. Researchers explore the ways in which theoretical developments in language and cognition, new empirical techniques, and new computational facilities have led to a greater understanding of the relationship between physical space and mental space as expressed in human communication.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780199641635
Pages: 368
Prices: U.K. £ 70.00