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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: Grammars in Contact
Subtitle: A Cross-Linguistic Typology
Written By: Chia-jung Pan
R. M. W. Dixon
Series Title: Explorations in Linguistic Typology

The present volume examines the ways in which linguistic traits may change
in a contact situation. It contains an encyclopaedic introduction, which
sets out a general theory of contact-induced change, and twelve subsequent
chapters, which analyse the effects of language contact on grammatical
systems in a variety of languages belonging to different geographical areas
and diverse types.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199207836
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 376
Prices: U.K. £ 60.00