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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: Ergativity
Subtitle: Emerging Issues
Edited By: Alana Johns
Diane Massam
Juvenal Ndayiragije
Series Title: Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory

Contains cutting edge theoretical papers by top authors in the field
Authors conduct original field work and bring new data to light

This book contains cutting edge theoretical papers by top authors in the
field, who also conduct original field work and bring new data to light. It
contains articles that apply the most recent theoretical tools to the area
of ergativity, and explore issues that emerge. The articles are written by
linguists with expertise in bringing original data to bear on complex
theoretical issues.

The overall theme of the volume is the formal expression of the range and
limits of ergativity. The main sections are on the nature of ergative and
absolutive case, the antipassive, split ergativity, and ergativity in
languages not generally considered to be ergative. Languages investigated
are Basque, Chukchi, Georgian, Halkomelem Salish, Hindi, Inuktitut,
Kirundi, Malagasy, Niuean, Nuumiipuutímt, Russian, Tongan, and Warlpiri.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Niuean
Malagasy, Plateau
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1402041861
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 368
Prices: Europe EURO 139.00
U.K. £ 107.00
U.S. $ 179.00