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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: Lexical Bootstrapping
Subtitle: The Role of Lexis and Semantics in Child Language Development
Edited By: Dagmar Bittner
Nadja Ruhlig
Series Title: Cognitive Linguistics Research [CLR] 50

The internal bootstrapps for establishing the grammatical system of a human language build an essential topic in language acquisition research. The discussion of the last 20 years came up with the Lexical Bootstrapping Hypothesis which assigns lexical development the role of the central bootstrapping process. The volume presents work from different theoretical perspectives evaluating the strength and weaknesses of this hypothesis.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110308693
Pages: 270
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110308648
Pages: 270
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95