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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: Considering Counter-Narratives
Subtitle: Narrating, resisting, making sense
Edited By: Michael Bamberg
Molly Andrews
Series Title: Studies in Narrative 4

Counter-narratives only make sense in relation to something else, that
which they are countering. The very name identifies it as a positional
category, in tension with another category. But what is dominant and what
is resistant are not, of course, static questions, but rather are forever
shifting placements. The discussion of counter-narratives is ultimately a
consideration of multiple layers of positioning. The fluidity of these
relational categories is what lies at the center of the chapters and
commentaries collected in this book. The book comprises six target chapters
by leading scholars in the field. Twenty-two commentators discuss these
chapters from a number of diverse vantage points, followed by responses
from the six original authors. A final chapter by the editor of the book
series concludes the book.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588115429
ISBN-13: 9781588115423
Pages: x, 381 pp.
Prices: U.S. $ 142
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 902722644X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: x, 381 pp.
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00