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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: Words, Meaning and Vocabulary, 2nd Edition
Subtitle: An introduction to Modern English lexicology
Written By: Howard Jackson
Etienne Zé Amvela

Note: This is the second edition of a previously published book.

This textbook is a systematic and accessible introduction to the lexicology
of modern English. Lexicology is the branch of linguistics that studies all
aspects of the vocabulary of a particular language. The book provides an
account of the sources of modern English words and studies the development
of vocabulary over time. It examines:

*What are words?
*Where do English words come from?
*How are words made up?
*How do words 'mean'?
*How are words used?
*How can words be investigated?

This new edition of the best-selling textbook has been revised and updated
throughout. Lists of exercises and figures, summaries of content at the
beginning of each chapter, a revised list of suggestions for further
reading, and a new glossary have been added. Words, Meaning and Vocabulary
is an essential introduction to lexicology for undergraduate students.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780826490179
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 260
Prices: U.K. £ 75.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780826490186
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 260
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99