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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: Endangered Languages: Current Issues and Future Prospects
Edited By: Lenore A. Grenoble

The issue of language loss is currently the focus of much linguistic
research. This edited volume brings together work by theoretical linguists,
field linguists and nonlinguist members of minority communities to provide
an integrated view of how language is lost, from sociological and economic
as well as from linguistic perspectives. It maps out some of the strategies
applied by native communities and professional linguists in the face of
language endangerment. Several authors address the understudied issue of
what (beyond a linguistic system) is lost when a language becomes obsolescent.

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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