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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: Language Policy, Culture, and Identity in Asian Contexts
Edited By: Amy B.M. Tsui
James W. Tollefson

Bringing together scholarship on issues relating to language, culture, and
identity, with a special focus on Asian countries, this volume makes an
important contribution in terms of analyzing and demonstrating how language
is closely linked with crucial social, political, and economic forces,
particularly the tensions between the demands of globalization and local
identity. A particular feature is the inclusion of countries that have been
under-represented in the research literature, such as Nepal, Bangladesh,
Brunei Darussalam, Pakistan, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Korea.

"Language Policy, Culture, and Identity in Asian Contexts" will interest
scholars and research students in the areas of language policy, education,
sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, and critical linguistics. It can be
adopted in graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on language policy,
language in society, and language education.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0805856935
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 296
Prices: U.S. $ 110.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0805856943
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 296
Prices: U.S. $ 34.50