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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: Spoken English, TESOL and Applied Linguistics
Subtitle: Challenges for Theory and Practice
Edited By: Rebecca Hughes

'...the book provides a set of accessible, issues-driven discussions of the
"state of the art" in spoken language research and practice. It thus has
something to offer researchers and practitioners working in a wide range of
professional contexts.' - The Linguist

A collection of cutting-edge studies on spoken language and applied
linguistics provided by leading scholars in the field, this volume combines
lively, and at times challenging, theoretical debates with discussion of a
more classroom-based nature. It takes the reader through questions of
international English, ideology and attitudes to the spoken form, issues of
prosody and conversational norms, spoken language in the ELT classroom and
key questions in assessing the spoken form.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0230217044
ISBN-13: 9780230217041
Pages: 312
Prices: U.K. £ 20.99