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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: The Sociolinguistics Reader Volume 2: Gender and Discourse
Edited By: Jenny Cheshire
Peter Trudgill

Volume 2 of this two-volume text looks first at patterns of language
variation, how gender identities are accomplished through language, and the
importance of gender in accounting for language behavior. It goes on to
examine sociolinguistic issues surrounding discourse, with reference to the
communication of affective meaning, conversational routines,
grammaticalization and language change, intertextuality, and cross-cultural
discourse patterns and their social implications.

This title is distributed in the United States by Oxford University

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Hodder Education
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0340691824
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 416pp
Prices: AUS $ $85.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 034069999X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 416pp
Prices: AUS $ $19.95