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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: Finiteness
Subtitle: Theoretical and empirical foundations
Written By: Irina Nikolaeva

This book explores the nature of finiteness, clarifying what it is and
establishing its usefulness and limitations. Leading scholars look from a
range of perspectives at how finiteness is conceived in formal and
functional theories of grammar; at its cross-linguistic manifestations; at
the finite/nonfinite opposition in individual languages; and at the role of
finiteness in linguistic change and linguistic development. The book is
written and structured to appeal to scholars and students of syntax and
general linguistics at graduate level and above.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780199213733
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 552
Prices: U.K. £ 70.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780199213740
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 552
Prices: U.K. £ 27.50