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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: Growing up Bilingual
Subtitle: Puerto Rican Children in New York
Written By: Ana Celia Zentella

This book provides an inside view of the social construction of
bilingualism in one of the largest and most disadvantaged Spanish-speaking
groups in the United States. It walks readers through a New York Puerto
Rican Community and describes the five varieties of Spanish and English
that constitute the community's bilingual and multi-dialectal repertoire,
the four major communication patterns that predominate in the homes of
twenty families with children, and the syntactic features and discourse
strategies of so-called "Spanglish".

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): New English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1557864071
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 336
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99
U.S. $ 34.95

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1557864063
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 336
Prices: U.K. £ 60.00
U.S. $ 82.95