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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 New Psychology of Language, Volume 2
Subtitle: Cognitive and Functional Approaches to Language Structure
Edited By: Michael Tomasello

From the point of view of psychology and cognitive science, much of modern linguistics is too formal and mathematical to be of much use. The newly emerging approaches to language termed "Functional and Cognitive Linguistics," however, are much less formally oriented and are typically couched in terms that are already familiar to cognitive scientists, such as perception, attention, conceptualization, meaning, and symbols. The account of human linguistic competence emerging from this new paradigm should be extremely useful to scientists studying how human beings--not formal devices--comprehend, produce, and acquire natural languages.

The current volume brings together 10 of the most important linguists in cognitive and functional linguistics whose work is often not easily available to those outside the field. Of special importance to all the contributions are the cognitive and social interactional processes that constitute human linguistic communication. The book should be of interest to psychologists, cognitive scientists, psycholinguists, and developmental psycholinguists--in addition to those linguists taking a more psychological approach to language.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0805834281
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 280
Prices: $69.95

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ISBN: 080583429X
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Pages: 280
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