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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: Progress in Language. with Special Reference to English. with A New Introduction by James D. Mccawley
Written By: Otto Jespersen

Published one hundred years ago and early in his career, but shows how much importance Jespersen attached to variation in language, how tightly his views on change were integrated with his views on synchronic grammar, and how sociolinguistic his thinking on change was. Also how vast a collection of English examples he had already amassed.

Publication Year: 1993
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556193149
ISBN-13: 9781556193149
Pages: 186
Prices: U.S. $ 142