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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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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: Extra-grammatical Morphology in English
Subtitle: Abbreviations, Blends, Reduplicatives, and Related Phenomena
Written By: Elisa Mattiello
Series Title: Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL] 82

Extra-grammatical morphology is a hitherto neglected area of research, highly marginalised because of its irregularity and unpredictability. Yet many neologisms in English are formed by means of extra-grammatical mechanisms, such as abbreviation, blending and reduplication, which therefore deserve both greater attention and more systematic study. This book analyses such phenomena.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110293869
Pages: 340
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110295399
Pages: 340
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95