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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: Serial Verb Constructions
Subtitle: A Cross-Linguistic Typology
Edited By: Chia-jung Pan
R. M. W. Dixon
Series Title: Explorations in Linguistic Typology

A serial verb construction (sometimes just called serial verb) is a
sequence of verbs which acts together as one. This oustanding book is the
first to study the phenomenon across languages of different typological and
genetic profiles. The authors, all experienced linguistic fieldworkers,
follow a unified typological approach and avoid formalisms. The book will
interest students, at graduate level and above, of syntax, typology,
language universals, information structure, and language contact, in
departments of linguistics and anthroplogy.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199279152
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 400
Prices: U.K. £ 60.00
U.S. $ 115.00