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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: Disinventing & Reconstituting Languages
Edited By: Sinfree Makoni
Alastair Pennycook
Series Title: Bilingual education & Bilingualism

This book questions assumptions about the nature of language. Looking at
diverse contexts from sign languages in Indonesia to literacy practices in
Brazil, the authors argue that unless we change and reconstitute the ways
in which languages are taught and conceptualized, language studies will not
be able to improve the social welfare of language users.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853599247
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 246
Prices: U.K. £ 49.95
U.S. $ 94.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1853599239
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 246
Prices: U.K. £ 19.95
U.S. $ 37.95