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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: The Phonology of Tone and Intonation
Written By: Carlos Gussenhoven
Series Title: Research Surveys in Linguistics

Using examples from a wide variety of languages, this book reveals why
speakers vary their pitch, what these variations mean, and how they are
integrated into our grammars. All languages use modulations in pitch to
form utterances. Pitch modulation encodes lexical "tone" to signal
boundaries between morphemes or words, and encodes "intonation" to give
words and sentences an additional meaning that isn't part of their original

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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