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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: Linguistic Areas
Subtitle: Convergence in Historical and Typological Perspective
Edited By: Yaron Matras
April McMahon
Nigel Vincent

The contributors to this collection address issues of definition and
theory of linguistic areas, analyze the process of convergence, and
introduce methods to assess the impact of language contact across
geographical zones. New case studies are introduced which extend the
corpus of areas described so far. They are accompanied by discussions that
revisit some of the more well-established linguistic areas.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403996571
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 336
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