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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: Areal Diffusion and Genetic Inheritance: Problems in Comparative Linguistics
Edited By: Chia-jung Pan
R. M. W. Dixon

This book considers how and why forms and meanings of different languages
at different times may resemble one another. Its editors and authors aim to
explain and identify the relationship between areal diffusion and the
genetic development of languages, and to discover the means of
distinguishing what may cause one language to share the characteristics of

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198299818
ISBN-13: 9780198299813
Pages: 472
Prices: U.S. $ 288.00