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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: Language in Jewish Society
Subtitle: Towards a New Understanding
Written By: John Myhill
Series Title: Multilingual Matters

This book argues that the usage of language in Jewish societies can be understood as following from certain specific principles, particularly regarding the relationship between language and identity. Phenomena discussed include the revival of Hebrew, Hebrew in the Diaspora, the survival and ‘sanctification’ of Yiddish, the idea of ‘Jewish languages’, and the role of sociolinguistic phenomena in the Holocaust and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Hebrew
Yiddish, Eastern
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853597619
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 248
Prices: U.S. $ 124.95
U.K. £ 69.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1853597600
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 248
Prices: U.S. $ 49.95
U.K. £ 26.95