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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: The Focusing Hypothesis
Written By: Alison Wray

Proposes that the left hemisphere teaches patterns to the right. The right then handles routine language processing, while the left deals with ideas and complicated or unexpected structures.

Publication Year: 1992
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556193890
ISBN-13: 9781556193897
Pages: 201
Prices: U.S. $ 142