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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: Grammatical Theory and Romance Languages
Edited By: Karen Zagona

This volume presents recent theoretical research on Romance languages, selected from papers presented at the 25th Linguistic Symposium On Romance Languages. It includes studies of individual Romance languages as well as comparative studies -- both within the Romance family and with non-Romance languages (Basque, Bulgarian, Germanic and uechua). Papers in phonetics and phonology treat stress, syllable structure, s-weakening. and the declination effect. Morphological topics include class-marker suppression and gender agreement and suppletion. Topics in syntactic theory include clitics, participial and adjectival agreement, the syntax of tense, mood, negation, adjectival predication. Tough-constructions, quantification and null objects.

Publication Year: 1996
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556195885
ISBN-13: 9781556195884
Pages: 330
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