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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: Grammatik multimodal [Grammar Multi-modal: How Gestures and Words Combine]
Subtitle: Wie Wörter und Gesten zusammenwirken
Written By: Ellen Fricke
Series Title: De Gruyter Linguistik - Impulse & Tendenzen 40

We speak not only with our mouths, but also with our hands. And that is not all: this book advances the argument that the gestures which accompany speech are also part of the material to be considered in a grammatical description of German. Using exemplars from the field of syntax, the study demonstrates that gestures can be typologised and semanticised, that constituent structures can be assigned to them which display the quality of recursivity, and that they can function as attributes in nominal groups in spoken language.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110218886
Pages: 296
Prices: Europe EURO 119.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110218893
Pages: 296
Prices: Europe EURO 119.95