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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: Problems in SLA
Written By: Michael H Long
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition Research Series

Second language acquisition has an identity problem. It is a young field
struggling to emerge from the parent fields of education and applied
linguistics. In his new book, Problems in SLA, Mike Long proposes a way to
help second language acquisition develop a systematic and coherent focus
using the philosophy of science as the lens.

The volume is neatly organized in three parts--theory, research, and
practice. This structure allows a focus on areas of SLA of interest to many
in the field. These include theory proliferation and comparative theory
evaluation; the Critical Period Hypothesis and negative feedback; and the
practice of "synthetic" language teaching.

The controversial volume will be of interest to researchers, educators, and
graduate students in second language acquisition, applied linguistics,
TESOL, and linguistics programs. It may be recommended as additional
reading for an introductory SLA course in order to stimulate class discussions.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Discipline of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): None
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0805835806
ISBN-13: 9780805835809
Pages: 216
Prices: U.S. $ 79.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0805860843
ISBN-13: 9780805860849
Pages: 216
Prices: U.S. $ 27.50