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It's Been Said Before

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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: Sign Languages of the Indian Subcontinent
Written By: Ulrike Zeshan

This is the first extensive documentation of a non-Western sign language on all relevant levels of linguistic description. The topics covered range from morphology and syntax (word classes, grammatical relations, sentence types, etc.) to sign language specific issues such as the use of space and facial expressions in the grammar. Sociolinguistic data, a lexical comparison of regional varieties, the analysis of discourse features and many graphics and examples round off the volume.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3895869627
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 200 p
Prices: EUR 47.04 / USD 51 / DM 92 / #