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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: Investigating Tasks in Formal Language Learning
Edited By: María del Pilar García Mayo

This book brings together research that makes use of tasks to examine oral
interaction, written production, vocabulary and reading, lexical innovation
and pragmatics in different formal language learning contexts and in
different languages (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish). It will
be of interest to professionals and students working in SLA research and
language pedagogy.

The book provides a much needed examination of options in classifying and
sequencing language learning tasks. Framed by Robinson's insightful
overview of competing theoretical claims in the area, eleven new data-based
studies elucidate relationships between pedogic task types and accuracy,
complexity and fluency in L2 speech and writing, and between task types and
acquisition. Garcia-Mayo's book advances the international research agenda
on task-based language teaching. Mike Long, University of Maryland.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Loose Leaf
ISBN: 1853599263
ISBN-13: 9781853599262
Pages: 272
Prices: U.K. £ 24.95
U.S. $ 49.95