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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: Sociolinguistic Theory: Linguistic Variation and Its Social Significance
Subtitle: Second Edition
Written By: J. K. Chambers
Series Title: Language in Society

Since the inception of sociolinguistics more than three decades ago, the correlation of dependent linguistic variables with independent social variables has provided the theoretical core of the discipline.
Chambers reviews the essential findings of Henrietta
Cedegren, William Labov, Lesley Milroy and James
Milroy, David Sankoff, Gillian Sankoff, Peter Trudgill,
Walt Wolfram, and many others, and puts them into context both with the work of the numerous linguists who have followed their lead and with their intellectual forbears from Wilhelm von Humboldt and Louis
Gauchat to Edward Sapir.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0631228810
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 344
Prices: 66.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631228829
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 344
Prices: 33.95