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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: Focus on Canada
Edited By: Sandra Clarke

A welcome addition to our linguistic knowledge of English-speaking Canada, topics range from general issues in Canadian lexicography and orthography to sociolinguistic studies of varieties of English spoken in all major geographical areas of the country: Atlantic, Canada, Ontario, uebec and the West.

Publication Year: 1992
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1556194420
ISBN-13: 9781556194429
Pages: 296
Prices: U.S. $ 128
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027248699
ISBN-13: N/A