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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: Conrad, Language, and Narrative
Written By: Michael Greaney

In this re-evaluation of the writings of Joseph Conrad, Michael
Greaney places language and narrative at the heart of his literary
achievement. As a trilingual Polish expatriate, Conrad brought a formidable
linguistic self-consciousness to the English novel and tensions between
speech and writing are the defining obsessions of his career. Greaney
examines a wide range of Conrad's work, combining recent critical
approaches to language in post-structuralism with an impressive command of
linguistic theory.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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