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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: Beginning Old English
Written By: Carole A. Hough
John Corbett

This is a simple introduction to Old English for students with little or no
linguistic knowledge. Unlike other textbooks on the subject, Beginning Old
English focuses on the explanation and demonstration of how the language
works, using accessible illustrations from simplified Old English texts and
showing how many features of present-day English have their roots in this
stage of the language. It also includes long extracts from popular Old
English works for use in the classroom.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403993491
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 264
Prices: U.K. £ 45.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1403993505
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 264
Prices: U.K. £ 15.99