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It's Been Said Before

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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: Studies in Stemmatology
Edited By: Margot van Mulken
Pieter van Reenen

Stemmatology, the study of the relations between texts, is one of the two sciences basic to the study of older languages. The other is the study of the linguistic variation found within and between texts, concerning not only phonology and syntax, but also genre and the location in time and space of the language of these texts. Together the two are fundamental to text history.Since the 1970s, new initiatives have been taken to renew interest in Stemmatology, especially with the use of computers, and this volume can be seen as a working atelier, in which several workers exhibit the state of the art.

Publication Year: 1996
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556195079
ISBN-13: 9781556195075
Pages: 311
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