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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: Alzheimer Talk, Text, Context
Subtitle: Enhancing Communication
Edited By: Boyd H. Davis

The contributors to this volume reference a shared, longitudinal corpus of
spontaneous conversation elicited in natural settings from speakers with
moderate to late moderate Alzheimer's Disease, utilizing other collections
as appropriate, to analyze conversation, discourse and written text by and
about Alzheimer's speech. Cross-disciplinary contributions from the USA,
Canada, New Zealand and Germany, representing linguistics, gerontology,
geriatric nursing, computer science, and communications disorders report on
empirically-based investigations of social and pragmatic language
competencies and strategies retained by AD patients which could ground
communication enhancements or interventions.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403935327
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 280
Prices: U.K. £ 50.00