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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: English in Australia
Written By: David Blair
Peter Collins
Series Title: Varieties of English Around the World G26

This unique collection fills a ten-year gap in studies on the nature of Australian English, and it is the first to deal exclusively with varieties of English on the Australian continent. The book contains chapters on the phonology, morphology, syntax and the lexicon of the dialect, and chapters on variation within the dialect that include Aboriginal and ethnic varieties as well as regional and generational differences with a focus on questions of Australian identity and intercultural relations. With selected contributions by Australia's leading linguists this volume records the most recent developments in the study of English within Australia.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556197292
ISBN-13: 9781556197291
Pages: 368
Prices: U.S. $ 176
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027248842
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 368
Prices: NLG 250