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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 Study of Language
Written By: George Yule

Designed for beginners, this best-selling textbook provides a thorough
introduction to the study of language. It introduces the analysis of the
key elements of language--sounds, words, structures and meanings, and
provides a solid foundation in all of the essential topics. The third
edition has been extensively revised to include new sections on important
contemporary issues in language study, including language and culture,
African American English, sign language, and slang. A comprehensive
glossary provides useful explanations of technical terms, and each chapter
contains a range of new study questions and research tasks, with suggested

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521835577
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Pages: 284
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521835577
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