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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

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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: Parts of Speech
Subtitle: Empirical and theoretical advances
Edited By: Umberto Ansaldo
Jan Don
Roland Pfau
Series Title: Benjamins Current Topics 25

Parts of Speech are a central aspect of linguistic theory and analysis.
Though a long-established tradition in Western linguistics and philosophy
has assumed the validity of Parts of Speech in the study of language, there
are still many questions left unanswered. For example, should Parts of
Speech be treated as descriptive tools or are they to be considered
universal constructs? Is it possible to come up with cross-linguistically
valid formal categories, or are categories of language structure ultimately
language-specific? Should they be defined semantically, syntactically, or
otherwise? Do non-Indo-European languages reveal novel aspects of
categorical assignment? This volume attempts to answer these and other
fundamental questions for linguistic theory and its methodology by offering
a range of contributions that spans diverse theoretical persuasions and
contributes to our understanding of Parts of Speech with analyses of new
data sets.

These articles were originally published in Studies in Language 32:3 (2008).

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Cognitive Science
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027287717
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027222558
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