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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: Syntactic Theory and the Structure of English: A Minimalist Approach
Written By: Andrew Radford

A new textbook written for students with no background in syntax, which
introduces them to key concepts of Chomsky's Minimalist program (e.g.
merger and movement, checking, economy and greed, split VPs, agreement
projections), as well as providing detailed analysis of the syntax of a
range of different construction types. Illustrative material is mainly
drawn from varieties of English (Belfast English, Shakespearean English,
Jamaican Creole, etc.). There is a substantial glossary and extensive
workbook section with helpful hints and model answers.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
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