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It's Been Said Before

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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: An Introduction to Syntactic Analysis and Theory
Edited By: Dominique Sportiche
Hilda J Koopman
Edward P. Stabler

Over the past several decades, our knowledge of language and sentence structure has increased at a pace unparalleled in the history of linguistics. An Introduction to Syntactic Analysis and Theory provides a general introduction to our current understanding of the rules and principles that govern the syntax of natural languages.

Accessible to those with minimal knowledge of current syntactic research, it guides readers through syntactic and morphological structures in a progressive manner. To facilitate comprehension of basic principles and theories, useful 'Practice' boxes are included throughout the text, with more advanced concepts in syntactic theory also highlighted throughout. Comprehensive and authoritative, this introduction to syntactic theory takes the mystery out of one of the most crucial aspects of the workings of language -- the principles and processes behind the structure of sentences.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1405100168
ISBN-13: 9781405100168
Pages: 470
Prices: U.S. $ 99.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1405100176
ISBN-13: 9781405100175
Pages: 470
Prices: U.S. $ 54.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN: 1118470478
ISBN-13: 9781118470473
Pages: 470
Prices: U.S. $ 54.95