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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 Art of English
Subtitle: Everyday Creativity
Edited By: Janet Maybin
Joan Swann

The volume provides a critical examination of ideas about everyday
creativity, introducing a variety of approaches to its study. It explores
an argument that has become influential within English language studies -
that speakers and writers routinely use language creatively, and that there
is some continuity between such everyday creativity and literary language.
Chapters examine poetic language, narrative and performance in everyday
conversation, along with a range of written genres (from graffiti and text
messages to online chat).

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1403985596
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 480
Prices: U.K. £ 21.99