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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: Small Corpus Studies and ELT. Theory and practice
Edited By: Mohsen Ghadessy
Alex Henry
Robert L Roseberry
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 5

Recent developments in this field of small corpus studies, largely brought about by the personal computer, have yielded remarkable insights into the nature and use of real language. This book presents work by a number of leading researchers in the field and covers a series of topics directly related to language teaching and language research. The ultimate aim of this book is to encourage the exploitation of small corpora by the ELT profession to make language learning more effective. In addition to descriptions of the basic corpus analysis tools, chapters in the collection cover syllabus and materials design, comparisons of different genres, descriptions of local and functional grammars, compilation and use of learner corpora, and making cross-linguistic comparisons. The message of this collection is that language use is purposeful and culture specific and that small corpus analysis is an effective method of linguistic investigation.

Contributions by: John Sinclair;Mohsen Ghadessy, Alex Henry and Robert
L. Roseberry; Robert de Beaugrande; Paul Nation; Mike Scott; John
Flowerdew; Alex Henry and Robert L. Roseberry; Marina Bondi; Vincent
Ooi; Peter Ragan; Geoff Barnbrook and John Sinclair; Ann Lawson; Geoff
Thompson; Mohsen Ghadessy and Yanjie Gao; Lynne Flowerdew; Chris

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588110354
ISBN-13: 9781588110350
Pages: 420
Prices: U.S. $ 176
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027222754
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 420
Prices: EUR 125.00