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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: Politeness in Europe
Edited By: Leo Hickey
Miranda Stewart
Series Title: Multilingual Matters

Politeness as practised across 22 European societies, firmly set within
critical debates developed over recent decades, is here presented in ways
related to concrete situations in which language-users interact with one
another to achieve their goals. Areas covered include types of politeness,
forms of address, negotiation and "small-talk" in various contexts.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853597384
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 330
Prices: U.S. $ 99.95
U.K. £ 59.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1853597376
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 330
Prices: U.K. £ 24.95
U.S. $ 44.95