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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: Canonical Forms in Prosodic Morphology
Written By: Laura J. Downing
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

This book considers the interaction of morphological and phonological
determinants of linguistic form and the degree to which one determines the
other. It considers the operation of canonical forms, the invariant
syllabic shapes of morphemes and the defining characteristic of prosodic
morphology. Dr Downing presents an original theory which she tests on data
from a wide variety of languages. Her book will be of central interest to
scholars and advanced students of phonology and morphology, and of
linguistic theory more generally.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199286396
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 296
Prices: U.K. £ 45.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 019928640X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 296
Prices: U.K. £ 21.99