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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: An Introduction to Language and Society
Written By: Martin Montgomery

In this new edition of the bestselling classic textbook, Martin Montgomery
explores the key connections between language and social life. Guiding the
student through discussions on child language, accent and dialect, social
class and gender, as well as a number of other topics, Montgomery provides
a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the function of language in
modern society.

This new edition includes:

-new sections on dialect levelling and estuary English; hip-hop and rapping
as anti-language and 'crossing' between Creole, Panjabi and South Asian

-new material on the Gulf war and the 'War on Terror'

-discussions on language in Internet usage and new technologies

-updated examples and references.

With detailed suggestions for further reading and practical work for each
chapter, An Introduction to Language and Society is the ideal resource for
students and teachers of Communication Studies and Language Studies.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415382998
ISBN-13: 9780415382991
Pages: 336
Prices: U.S. $ 100.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415382742
ISBN-13: 9780415382748
Pages: 336
Prices: U.S. $ 30.95