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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: The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and The Proto-Indo-European World
Written By: J. P. Mallory
Douglas Q. Adams

This book introduces Proto-Indo-European, describes how it was
reconstructed from its descendant languages, and shows what it reveals
about the people who spoke it between 5,500 and 8,000 years ago. Using
related evidence from archaeology and natural history the authors explore
the lives, thoughts, passions, culture, society, economy, history, and
environment of the Proto-Indo-Europeans. They include chapters on fauna,
flora, family and kinship, clothing and textiles, food and drink, space and
time, emotions, mythology, and religion, and describe the quest to discover
the Proto-Indo-European homeland.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199287910
ISBN-13: 9780199287918
Pages: 760
Prices: U.K. £ 65.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199296685
ISBN-13: 9780199296682
Pages: 760
Prices: U.K. £ 25.00