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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: Paradigms in Phonological Theory
Edited By: Laura J. Downing
Tracy Alan Hall
Renate Raffelsiefen
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics No. 8

Paradigm uniformity has a long tradition in pre-generative linguistics but until recently played a minor role in theoretical phonology. Optimality
Theory has drawn renewed attention to paradigmatic effects, formalized by constraints comparing the surface pronunciation of morphologically related words. The ten chapters in this volume illustrate how a wide range of exceptions to regular phonological processes can be explained in this fashion. The chapters address such important theoretical questions as: do paradigms have a morphological base? If so, how is it defined? Why do paradigmatic effects hold for only certain subsets of words? In which areas of the grammar are paradigmatic effects likely to be found? The authors discuss new data from the synchronic grammars of a wide variety of unrelated languages, including: Modern Hebrew, Chimwiini and Jita (Bantu),
Halkomelem (Salish), Hungarian, and Arabic.

Professor Adam Albright, MIT;
Professor Outi Bat-El, Tel-Aviv University;
Professor Luigi Burzio, Johns Hopkins University;
Professor Stuart Davis, Indiana University;
Professor Laura J. Downing, ZAS, Berlin;
Professor Michael Kenstowicz, MIT;
Professor John McCarthy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst;
Dr Renate Raffelsiefen, Technical University Berlin;
Dr Peter Rebrus, Hungarian Academy of Sciences;
Dr Miklos Torkenczy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences;
Dr Suzanne Urbanczyk, University of Victoria

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199267707
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 352
Prices: U.K. £ 60.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199267715
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 352
Prices: U.K. £ 24.00