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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: Mental Spaces in Discourse and Interaction
Edited By: Todd Oakley
Anders Hougaard
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 170

The cognitive theory of mental spaces and conceptual integration (MSCI) is
a twenty-year-old, cross-disciplinary enterprise that presently unfolds in
academic circles on many levels of reflection and research. One important
area of inquiry where MSCI can be of immediate use is in the pragmatics of
written and spoken discourse and interaction. At the same time, empirical
insights from the fields of interaction and discourse provide a necessary
fundament for the development of the cognitive theories of discourse. This
collection of seven chapters and three commentaries aims at evaluating and
developing MSCI as a theory of meaning construction in discourse and
interaction. MSCI will benefit greatly not only from empirical support but
also from clearer refinement of its methodology and philosophical
foundations. This volume presents the latest work on discourse and
interaction from a mental spaces perspective, surely to be of interest to a
broad range of researchers in discourse analysis.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027254141
ISBN-13: 9789027254146
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
U.S. $ 142.00