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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: Optimality Theory, Phonological Acquisition and Disorders
Written By: Daniel A. Dinnsen
Judith A. Gierut
Series Title: Advances in Optimality Theory

Focusing on the phonologies of children with functional (non-organic)
speech disorders, this volume reports the latest findings in optimality
theory, phonological acquisition and disorders. The book is based on
typological, cross-sectional, longitudinal, and experimental evidence from
over 200 children. It stands out because of the unique test case that the
population offers to optimality theory, particularly with respect to
puzzles of opacity, lawful orders of acquisition, and language
learnability. Beyond its theoretical significance, this research holds
clinical relevance for the assessment and treatment of disordered
populations, most notably the systematic prediction of learning outcomes.
The volume bridges the gap between theory and application by showing how
each informs the other. It is intended for linguists, psychologists,
speech pathologists, second-language instructors and those interested in
the latest developments in phonological theory and its applied extensions.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781845531201
Pages: 528
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781845531201
Pages: 528
Prices: U.S. $ 135.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781845531218
Pages: 528
Prices: U.S. $ 49.95