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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: Interfaces in Linguistics
Subtitle: New Research Perspectives
Edited By: Raffaella Folli
Christiane Ulbrich
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

This book explores the interaction of grammatical components in a wide
variety of languages, and presents and exemplifies new experimental and
analytic techniques for studying linguistic interfaces. Speaking a language
requires access to the different aspects of its grammar - semantic,
syntactic, phonological, pragmatic, morphological, and phonetic. Knowing
how these interact is crucial to understanding the operations of any
specific language and to the explanation of how language in general
operates in the mind. The new research presented here combines theoretical
and experimental perspectives on one of the most productive fields in
contemporary linguistics.

After the editors' introduction the volume is organized along four themes:
the structural properties of sentences interfacing with meaning and the
lexicon; internal word structure and its effect on the syntactic and
phonological components; the syntax-phonology interface and its relation to
the phonetics-phonology interface; and the implications of interfaces for
language acquisition and language processing. The book will interest
theoretical linguists and all those in linguistics and cognitive science
working on the mental operations of language.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780199567232
Pages: 352
Prices: U.K. £ 75.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780199567249
Pages: 352
Prices: U.K. £ 29.99