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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 Virtues of Language. History in language, linguistics and texts.
Edited By: Rosanna Sornicola
Dieter Stein
Series Title: Studies in the History of the Language Sciences 87

The volume contains 13 specially written specialist articles on a wide range of subjects within the ambit of the history of the English language and prominent literary uses of it. In uniting linguistic and literary pursuits in a single volume, it follows the noble Neapolitan scholar's research interests, as well as representing topics that figure prominently in any comprehensive university course in English. Subjects range from the rise of the present progressive in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle via issues in Medieval English, concepts of language inherent in the Early Modern English grammatical treatises and an evaluation of their value as evidence for the development of the language, the

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
English, Middle
English, Old
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556196245
ISBN-13: 9781556196249
Prices: U.S. $ 142
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027245754
ISBN-13: N/A
Prices: NLG 148.00