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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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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: Understanding Second Language Acquisition
Written By: Lourdes Ortega
Series Title: Understanding Language Series

Understanding Second Language Acquisition provides an approachable but authoritative introduction to this area of linguistics. The basics are carefully explained and there are pointers for further study. In this book, the author concentrates on the essential notions involved rather than arguing for a particular theoretical position.

The book has broad appeal as it offers a balanced treatment of the linguistic, social, psychological and educational dimensions of SLA research. It will be illustrated with examples of English and other languages.

This is the ideal book for both first year students of Applied Linguistics, or anyone in a related discipline looking for a first introduction to second language learning.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Hodder Education
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): None
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 034090559X
ISBN-13: 9780340905593
Pages: 224
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99