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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 and Society in Early Modern England. Selected Essays 1982-1994.
Written By: Vivian Salmon
Series Title: Studies in the History of the Language Sciences

This volume brings together twelve previously published articles, many of them thoroughly revised, highlighting three of Professor Salmon's most productive interests: 1. Surveys of 16th- and 17th-Century Linguistic Scholarship, 2. The Study of Universal and Individual Traits of Language, 3. Language Learning and Language Instruction. The volume also contains a bibliography of Salmon's writings, 1988 - 1996, and is completed by an index of biographical names and an index of subjects and terms.

Publication Year: 1996
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 155619613X
ISBN-13: 9781556196133
Pages: 276
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