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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, Nation and Power
Written By: Robert McColl Millar

Language, Nation and Power provides students with a discussion of the ways
in which language has been (and is being) used to construct national (or
ethnic) identity. It focuses on the processes by which a language can be
planned and standardized and what the results of these processes are.
Particular emphasis is given to the historical and social effects which
nationalism has had on the development of language since the French
Revolution. For students of linguistics, sociology and politics.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403939713
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 248
Prices: U.K. £ 55.00