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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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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: Language and Identity in the Balkans
Subtitle: Serbo-Croatian and its Disintegration
Written By: Robert D. Greenberg

Against a backdrop of the ethnic strife in the Balkans and the collapse of
Yugoslavia in 1991, Robert Greenberg describes how the languages of
Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Serbia, and Montenegro came into being and shows
how their genesis reflects ethnic, religious, and political identity. His
first-hand observations before and after Communism offer insights into the
nature of language change and the relation between language and identity.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199208751
ISBN-13: 9780199208753
Pages: 200
Prices: U.S. $ 35.00