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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: The Multilingual Internet
Subtitle: Language, Culture, and Communication Online
Edited By: Brenda Danet
Susan C. Herring

Two-thirds of global internet users are non-English speakers. Despite this,
most scholarly literature on the internet and
computer-mediated-communication (CMC) focuses exclusively on English. This
is the first book devoted to analyzing internet related CMC in languages
other than English. The volume collects 18 new articles on facets of
language and internet use, all of which revolve around several central
topics: writing systems, the structures and features of local languages and
how they affect internet use, code switching between multiple languages,
and gender issues, public policy issues, and so on. The scope of languages
discussed in the volume is unusually broad, including English, French,
Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Spanish, Japanese, Thai, and Portugese. This book
will be of great interest to anyone studying linguistics, applied
linguistics, communication, anthropology, and information sciences.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Greek, Modern
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195304799
ISBN-13: 9780195304794
Pages: 464
Prices: U.S. $ 99.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0195304802
ISBN-13: 9780195304800
Pages: 464
Prices: U.S. $ 35.00