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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 Language of Science
Subtitle: M.A.K Halliday
Written By: Michael A. K. Halliday
Edited By: Jonathan J. Webster
Series Title: Collected Works of M.A.K. Halliday

This fifth volume of the collected works explores 'the semantic character
of scientific discourse.' It opens with a new essay by Professor Halliday
in which he looks at the power of language to make meaning, and addresses
the question 'how big is a language'? In the essays that follows Halliday
argues that there is no single register of science, but there are numerous
scientific discourses. Looking at the history of scientific discourse, it
is possible to see new strategies evolving which are grounded in processes
of metaphor. These grammatical metaphors increase the power that a
language has for theorizing and hence it is within these metaphors that
much of the power of language resides.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0826458718
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 288
Prices: U.S. $ 150.00
U.K. £ 75.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0826488277
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272
Prices: U.K. £ 25.00
U.S. $ 49.95