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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: Introduction to Early Modern English
Written By: Terry Nevalainen

"An introduction to Early Modern English," helps students of English and
linguistics to place the language of the period 1500-1700 in its historical
context as a language with a common core but also one which varies across
time, regionally and socially, and according to register. The volume
focuses on the structure of what contemporaries called the General Dialect
-- its spelling, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation -- and on its
dialectal origins. The book also discusses the language situation and
linguistic anxieties in England at a time when Latin exerted a strong
influence on the rising standard language.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780195308464
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 186
Prices: U.S. $ 74.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780195308471
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 186
Prices: U.S. $ 21.95