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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: Direct Compositionality
Written By: Chris Barker
Pauline Jacobson
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

This book examines the hypothesis of "direct compositionality" which
requires that semantic interpretation proceed in tandem with syntactic
combination. In the first extended discussion of the hypothesis for twenty
years, contributors from both sides of the debate draw on examples from a
wide range of languages and discuss the place of direct compositionality in
generative grammar.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780199204373
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 448
Prices: U.K. £ 65.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780199204380
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 448
Prices: U.K. £ 27.50