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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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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: Language Democracy and Devolution in Catalonia
Edited By: Sue-Ellen Wright

The issue of human rights becomes very complex when applied to language. 'Individual' rights have little meaning in this domain. People do not ask for the right to speak to themselves; they ask for the right to use their language within their group. Where populations are heterogenous such rights are difficult to ensure. Language can be a powerful means of inclusion and exclusion, and this is particularly true in democratic societies where debate is central to the process. This book looks at these fundamental questions in the context of Catalonia.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Catalan-Valencian-Balear
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853594458
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 80pp.
Prices: pounds 26.00 (USD44.95/CAND49.