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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: Reading Work
Subtitle: Literacies in the New Workplace
Written By: Mary Ellen Belfiore
Tracy A. Defoe
Sue Folinsbee
Judy Hunter
Nancy S. Jackson

This book explores changing understandings of literacy and its place in
contemporary workplace settings. By taking a social perspective, it
challenges traditional thinking about workplace literacy as functional
skills, and enables readers to see the complexity of literacy practices and
their embeddedness in culture, knowledge, and action. A mixture of
ethnographic studies, analysis, and personal reflections makes these ideas
accessible and relevant to a wide range of readers in the fields of adult
literacy and language education and helps to bridge the divide between
theory and practice in the field of workplace education.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0805846212
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320
Prices: U.S. $ 59.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0805846220
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320
Prices: U.S. $ 34.50