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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: Naturalness and Iconicity in Language
Edited By: Klaas Willems
Ludovic De Cuypere
Series Title: Iconicity in Language and Literature 7

Iconicity and naturalness remain controversial concepts in recent
linguistic research. The present volume aims to scrutinize unresolved
issues of iconicity and naturalness in language. The studies discuss topics
such as naturalism in the philosophy of language and the epistemology of
linguistics, linguistic iconicity in semiotics, iconic structures in Sign
Languages, natural and unnatural sound patterns, the iconic nature of parts
of speech, the relation between (un)markedness and naturalness, and lexical
and syntactic iconicity. The research conducted is based on sound
(meta)theoretical analyses and/or original empirical research. The data and
innovative views presented are bound to spark discussion in an age-old
debate that has lost nothing of its significance.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027243433
ISBN-13: 9789027243430
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
U.S. $ 158.00
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027290762
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
U.S. $ 158.00