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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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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: Coordination
Written By: Janne Bondi Johannessen
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax

Johannessen focuses on coordination, i.e. structures with conjunctions such as and, but, and or. These are important words in their constructions because they have many properties in common with categories like verbs and prepositions. She has analyzed thirty-three languages and has found many striking similarities, presenting the first study of coordination from a cross-linguistic perspective. Her theory of syntactic coordination aims to be general and universal, and is broadly compatible with Chomsky's minimalist framework.

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0198237723
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 304 p
Prices: $35.00

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 019823709X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 304 p
Prices: $85.00