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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: Prosody in Interaction
Edited By: Dagmar Barth-Weingarten
Elisabeth Reber
Margret Selting
Series Title: Studies in Discourse and Grammar 23

Prosody is constitutive for spoken interaction. In more than 25 years, its
study has grown into a full-fledged and very productive field with a sound
catalogue of research methods and principles. This volume presents the
state of the art, illustrates current research trends and uncovers
potential directions for future research. It will therefore be of major
interest to everyone studying spoken interaction. The collection brings
together an impressive range of internationally renowned scholars from
different, yet closely related and compatible research traditions which
have made a significant contribution to the field. They cover issues such
as the units of language, the contextualization of actions and activities,
conversational modalities and genres, the display of affect and emotion,
the multimodality of interaction, language acquisition and aphasia. All
contributions are based on empirical, audio- and/or video-recorded data of
natural talk-in-interaction, including languages such as English, German
and Japanese. The methodologies employed come from Ethnomethodology,
Conversation Analysis and Interactional Linguistics.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Cognitive Science
Discipline of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027226334
ISBN-13: 9789027226334
Prices: U.S. $ 149.00
U.K. £ 99.00
Europe EURO 104.94
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027288462
Prices: U.S. $ 149.00
Europe EURO 99.00