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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 Planning and Education
Written By: Gibson Ferguson
Series Title: Edinburgh Textbooks in Applied Linguistics

Language Planning is a resurgent academic discipline, reflecting the
importance of language in issues of migration, globalisation, cultural
diversity, nation-building, education and ethnic identity. Written as an
advanced introduction, this book engages with all these themes but focuses
specifically on language planning as it relates to education, addressing
such issues as bilingualism and the education of linguistic minority pupils
in North America and Europe, the educational and equity implications of the
global spread of English, and the choice of media of instruction in
post-colonial societies.

Contextualising this discussion, the first two chapters describe the
emergence and evolution of language planning as an academic discipline, and
introduce key concepts in the practice of language planning. The book is
wide-ranging in its coverage, with detailed discussion of the context of
language policy in a variety of countries and communities across North
America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Key features
* Accessible and readable introduction to the field.
* Wide coverage of issues with illustrative examples from a range of
countries in different continents.
* Discussion exercises and suggestions for further reading.
* Explores and comments on controversial issues.

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Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0748612610
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 248
Prices: U.K. £ 60.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0748612629
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 248
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99