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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: Contrastive Rhetoric
Subtitle: Reaching to intercultural rhetoric
Edited By: Ulla Connor
Ed Nagelhout
William Rozycki
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 169

This volume explores contrastive rhetoric for audiences in both ESL
contexts and international EFL contexts, exposing the newest developments
in theories of culture and discourse and pushing the boundaries beyond any
previously staked ground. The book presents a comprehensive set of
empirical investigations involving a number of first languages; 13 of the
17 authors are English-as-a-second-language speakers, many working in
non-US contexts. This work develops a coherent agenda for contrastive
rhetoric researchers, studying genres such as school writing, grant
proposals, business letters, newspaper editorials, book reviews, and
newspaper commentaries. Four chapters provide ethnographies and
observations about contrastive rhetoric and the teaching of EFL and ESL.
The book ends with a look to the future, suggesting it is more accurate to
use the term intercultural rhetoric to account for the richness of rhetoric
variation of written texts and the varying contexts in which they are

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027254133
ISBN-13: 9789027254139
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
U.S. $ 142.00