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It's Been Said Before

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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, Sexualities and Desires
Subtitle: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Edited By: Helen Sauntson
Sakis Kyratzis

Sexualities are perceived, constructed and represented in different ways in
various languages and cultures. This collection addresses how people use
various linguistic features to construct their sexual identities and
relationships and how membership of specific social groups, based on sexual
and lifestyle choices, may be signalled through language. The new research
presented in the chapters focuses on cross-cultural contexts and is
situated within a discussion of current trends and theories in relation to
language and sexuality.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403933278
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 264
Prices: U.K. £ 50.00