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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: How to Analyse Talk in Institutional Settings
Edited By: Alec McHoul
Mark Rapley

Three approaches to analysing institutional talk are introduced by internationally-recognised experts: Conversation Analysis, Discursive
Psychology and Critical Discourse Analysis. Then the main section of the book ("Applications") illustrates these approaches by taking the reader through the process of analysis by turning to such matters as how pilots talk in aircraft cockpits, how computer helpdesks work and how political speeches are constructed. Finally, the book opens up some theoretical and methodological controversies that occupy practitioners today. In this way, readers are introduced to the most recent ways of seeing how talk is critical to making the modern world work.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0826454631
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256
Prices: GBP 60.00/USD99.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 082645464X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256
Prices: GBP 16.99/USD 24.95