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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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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: Linguistic Structure and Change: An Explanation From Language Processing
Written By: Thomas Berg

Thomas Berg analyzes language as a psychological phenomenon in order to reach a clearer understanding of why the structure of language is the way it is and how it changes. He claims that real explanations of the structure of language can only emerge by establishing connections between language and its context. The explanatory power of one of these contexts, the psychological one, is examined in detail.

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198236727
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 352 p
Prices: $95.00