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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: Dialect Change
Subtitle: Convergence and Divergence in European Languages
Edited By: Peter Auer
Frans Hinskens
Paul Kerswill

Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously announced title.

With dialects constantly changing and mobility increasing in recent years,
it has become difficult to distinguish between such local accents as one
from London or Reading, Bonn or Cologne. This book's authoritative
contributors cover all aspects of recent dialect change, in particular,
dialect convergence and divergence. Each commissioned chapter, based on
original research, provides an overview of a particular issue and presents
case studies to illustrate points raised.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 052107066X
ISBN-13: 9780521070669
Prices: U.K. £ 27.99
U.S. $ 52.00