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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: Orality
Subtitle: The Power of the Spoken Word
Written By: Graham Furniss

Oral communication is quite different in its spontaneity and communicative
power from textual and visual communication. Culturally-bounded
expectations of ways of speaking and individual creativity provide the
spark that can ignite revolution or calm the soul. This book explores, from
a cross-cultural perspective, the centrality of orality in the ideological
processes that dominate public discourse, providing a counterbalance to the
debates that foreground literacy and the power of written communication.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403934045
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 200
Prices: U.K. £ 45