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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 Grammar of Raising and Control
Subtitle: A Course in Syntactic Argumentation
Written By: William D. Davies
Stanley Dubinsky

The Grammar of Raising and Control surveys analyses across a range of
theoretical frameworks from Rosenbaum's classic Standard Theory analysis
(1967) to current proposals within the Minimalist Program, and provides
readers with a critical understanding of these, helping them in the process
to develop keen insights into the strengths and weaknesses of syntactic
arguments in general.

- Distils a very successful graduate course in syntax from two prominent
figures in the field, covering analyses from a range of theoretical frameworks.

- Provides readers with an understanding of the various perspectives
represented in generative syntax, using a particular class of grammatical
constructions as a means of examining the evolution of syntactic theory
over the last thirty years.

- Helps students to develop keen insights into the strengths and weaknesses
of syntactic arguments.

- Includes excerpts from six important works that allow students to
familiarize themselves with the original literature while also providing
discussion of the theoretical context in which they were written.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0631233016
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 400
Prices: U.S. $ 74.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631233024
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 400
Prices: U.S. $ 39.95