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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: Evidentiality
Written By: Chia-jung Pan

This book provides the first exhaustive cross-linguistic typological study
of how languages deal with the marking of information source: in particular
those languages in which every statement must contain a specification of
the type of evidence on which it is based: for example, whether the speaker
saw it, or heard it, or inferred it from indirect evidence, or learnt it
from someone else. Examples are drawn from over 500 languages from all over
the world. This important book on an intriguing subject will interest
anthropologists, cognitive psychologists and philosophers, as well as

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Cognitive Science
Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199204330
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 480
Prices: U.K. £ 24.99