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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: English Dictionaries for Foreign Learners: A History
Written By: A. P. Cowie

This is the first history of dictionaries of English for foreign learners, from their beginnings in Japan and East Asia in the 1920s to the present day. Anthony Cowie describes the evolution of the major titles, and their fight for dominance of what soon became an enormous market. He shows how developments in lexical and grammatical theory crucially affected the content and structure of ELT dictionaries.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
History of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198235062
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240 p
Prices: $72.00