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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: Women, Men and Language, 3rd Edition
Subtitle: A Sociolinguistic Account of Gender Differences in Language
Written By: Jennifer Coates
Series Title: Studies in Language and Linguistics

'Women, Men and Language' is an essential introduction to the key area of
language and gender. It sketches the historical background, summarises
recent research and introduces students to the key issues in the field
using an unpretentious and clear style.

The book takes the reader from an initial 'men talk like this; women talk
like that' approach to a more nuanced idea of women and men performing
gender in their everyday interactions. It covers a range of sociolinguistic
research, looking at grammatical and phonological features a well as at
aspects of conversation such as compliments or swearing, and the growing
use of the word 'like' by younger speakers. This updated third edition
concludes with a new chapter summarising new developments and assessing
possible future trends for the area.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Pearson Linguistics
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0582771862
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 260
Prices: U.K. £ 16.99