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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: Clinical Pragmatics
Written By: Louise Cummings

Many children and adults experience significant breakdown in the use of
language. The resulting pragmatic disorders present a considerable barrier
to effective communication. This book is the first critical examination of
the current state of our knowledge of pragmatic disorders and provides a
comprehensive overview of the main concepts and theories in pragmatics. It
examines the full range of pragmatic disorders that occur in children and
adults and discusses how they are assessed and treated by clinicians.
Louise Cummings attempts to integrate the fields of pragmatics, language
pathology and cognitive science by examining the ways in which pragmatics
can make a useful contribution to debates about cognitive theories of
autism. The reader is encouraged to think in a critical fashion about how
clinicians, experimentalists and theorists deal with pragmatic issues.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 052188845X
ISBN-13: 9780521888455
Prices: U.K. £ 60.00
U.S. $ 115.00