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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 Sociolinguistics of Development in Africa
Written By: Paulin G Djite
Series Title: Multilingual Matters

This book is an analysis of modernisation informed by the place of language
in education, health, the economy and governance in the African context.
It paints a wide canvas of Africa in its different facets, and shows how
language is used as an instrument to deny access to socioeconomic and
political emancipation.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847690467
ISBN-13: 9781847690463
Pages: 220
Prices: U.S. $ 139.95
U.K. £ 69.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1847690459
ISBN-13: 9781847690456
Pages: 220
Prices: U.K. £ 27.95
U.S. $ 54.95