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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 and Gender
Written By: Penelope Eckert
Sally McConnell-Ginet

This is a new introduction to the study of the relation between gender and language use. Written by two of the leading experts in the field, it covers the main topics, beginning with a clear discussion of gender and of the resources that the linguistic system offers for the construction of social meaning. The body of the book offers an unprecedentedly broad and in depth coverage of the interaction between language and social life. "This is the book on language and gender we have all been waiting for."
Janet Holmes, Victoria Univeristy, Wellington, author of Women, Men, and Politeness

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521654262
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 378
Prices: U.S. $ 23
U.K. £ 16.95