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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: Ebonics
Subtitle: The Urban education Debate
Edited By: David Ramirez
Terrence G. Wiley
Gerda de Klerk
Enid Lee
Wayne E. Wright
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language & education

This collection of papers, comments, and documents traces the distant and
recent history of the Ebonics debate in the USA. The book examines how,
despite increasing access to public education over the past century,
schools continue to impose language standards and expectations on children
that methodically privileges some, while disadvantaging others.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 185359797X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 224
Prices: U.S. $ 89.95
U.K. £ 49.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1853597961
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 224
Prices: U.K. £ 21.95
U.S. $ 39.95