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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: Discourse Grammar and Typology. Papers in Honor of John W. M. Verhaar
Edited By: T. Givón
Sandra A. Thompson
Werner Abraham

Dedicated to Fr. Verhaar, this volume presents papers related to discourse analysis and language typology. The papers are arranged in five groups: 1. Transitivity and voice, 2. Clausal modality, 3. Typology and discourse categories, Language and culture, 5. Functionality Contributions by: Werner Abraham, John M. Clifton, Bernard Comrie & Kaoru Horie, Bambang Purwo Kaswanti, Robert J. Conrad & Joshua Lukas, Bernd Heine, Paul J. Hopper, Barbara A. Fox, Anna Wierzbicka, John Haiman, Charles N. Li, and Susanna Cumming.

Publication Year: 1995
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556193793
ISBN-13: 9781556193798
Pages: 346
Prices: U.S. $ 162
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027230307
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