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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: Spanish in Contact
Subtitle: Policy, Social and Linguistic Inquiries
Edited By: Kim Potowski
Richard Cameron
Series Title: IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society 22

This volume, covering a range of topics such as Spanish as a heritage
language in the United States, policy issues, pragmatics and language
contact, sociolinguistic variation and contact, and Bozal (Creole) Spanish,
will serve the interests of linguists, educators, and policy makers alike.
It provides cutting edge research on varieties of Spanish spoken by
children, teenagers, and adults in places as diverse as Chicago, New York,
New Mexico, and Houston; Valencia and Galicia; the Andean highlands; and
the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The emphasis is on
spoken Spanish, although researchers also investigate code-switching in the
lyrics of bachata songs and the presence of creole in Cuban and Brazilian
literature. This collection will be of interest wherever Spanish is spoken.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027218617
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 424
Prices: U.S. $ 149.00