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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: The News Interview: Journalists and Public Figures on the Air
Written By: Steven Clayman
John Heritage
Series Title: Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics 16

The news interview has become a major vehicle for presenting broadcast news
and political commentary. This book examines the place of the news
interview in Anglo-American broadcasting as well as its historical
development in the United States and Britain. It discusses the fundamental
norms and conventions that shape conduct in the modern interview, including
the linguistic and interactional practices of journalists. Through analyses
of well-known interviews, the book explores the relationship between
journalists and public figures, and reveals the tensions lying beneath the
surface of the nightly news.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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