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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: Language in Cognition
Subtitle: Uncovering Mental Structures and the Rules Behind Them
Written By: Cedric Boeckx

Wiley-Blackwell is pleased to announce the publication of Language in

This textbook explores the ways in which language informs the structure and
function of the human mind, offering a point of entry into the fascinating
territory of cognitive science. Focusing mainly on syntactic issues,
Language in Cognition is a unique contribution to this burgeoning field of

* Guides undergraduate students through the core questions of linguistics
and cognitive science, and provides tools that will help them think about
the field in a structured way
* Uses the study of language and how language informs the structure and
function of the human mind to introduce the major ideas in modern cognitive
science, including its history and controversies
* Explores questions such as: what does it mean to say that linguistics is
part of the cognitive sciences; how do the core properties of language
compare with the core properties of other human cognitive abilities such as
vision, music, mathematics, and other mental building blocks; and what is
the relationship between language and thought?
* Includes an indispensable study guide as well as extensive references to
encourage further independent study

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1405158816
ISBN-13: 9781405158817
Pages: 264
Prices: U.S. $ 94.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1405158824
ISBN-13: 9781405158824
Pages: 264
Prices: U.S. $ 41.95