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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: Discourse Modality. Subjectivity, Emotion and Voice in the Japanese Language
Written By: Senko K. Maynard

Focusing on non-propositional, i.e. the expressive and interactional, meanings of Japanese signs, with special emphasis on understanding their cognitive, psychological and social meanings, this study shows Japanese to be richly featured for the expression of personal voice and emotive nuances and confronts the theoretical issues underlying this richness.

Publication Year: 1993
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): Japanese
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556192924
ISBN-13: 9781556192920
Pages: 315
Prices: U.S. $ 155