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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: The Language of Daily Life in England (1400-1800)
Edited By: Arja Nurmi
Minna K. Nevala
Minna Palander-Collin
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 183

The Language of Daily Life in England (1400-1800) is an important
state-of-the art account of historical sociolinguistic and socio-pragmatic
research. The volume contains nine studies and an introductory essay which
discuss linguistic and social variation and change over four centuries.
Each study tackles a linguistic or social phenomenon, and approaches it
with a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods, always embedded
in the socio-historical context. The volume presents new information on
linguistic variation and change, while evaluating and developing the
relevant theoretical and methodological tools. The writers form one of the
leading research teams in the field, and, as compilers of the Corpus of
Early English Correspondence, have an informed understanding of the data in
all its depth. This volume will be of interest to scholars in historical
linguistics, sociolinguistics and socio-pragmatics, but also e.g. social
history. The approachable style of writing makes it also inviting for
advanced students.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027289728
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
U.S. $ 158.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027254283
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
U.S. $ 158.00