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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: The Phoneme
Subtitle: Its Nature and Use
Written By: Daniel Jones

The Phoneme, first published in 1950, is now not only a standard work on
its subject but comprises Daniel Jone’s major and final expression of his
theoretical attitudes. This is a reissue of the third edition (1967), which
includes the appendix on the history and meaning of the term phoneme. It
sets out in detail the author’s conclusions about the nature and function
of the phoneme, illustrating them from over 40 languages. The book
continues to represent for the historian of language an important landmark
in the development of linguistics.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521108071
ISBN-13: 9780521108072
Prices: U.K. £ 21.99
U.S. $ 39.99