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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: Dislocated Elements in Discourse
Subtitle: Syntactic, Semantic, and Pragmatic Perspectives
Edited By: Benjamin Shaer
Philippa Cook
Werner Frey
Claudia Maienborn
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

This volume is about "dislocation" -- the removal of phrases from their
canonical positions in a sentence to its left or right edge. Dislocation
encompasses a wide range of linguistic phenomena, related to nominal and
adverbial expressions and to the information structuring notions of topic
and focus; and takes intriguingly different forms across languages. This
book reveals some of the empirical richness of dislocation and some key
puzzles related to its syntactic, semantic, and discourse analysis.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Electronic
ISBN: 0203929241
ISBN-13: 9780203929247
Pages: 728
Prices: U.S. $ 140.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415395984
ISBN-13: 9780415395984
Pages: 728
Prices: U.S. $ 140.00