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It's Been Said Before

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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: Introducing Maltese Linguistics
Subtitle: Selected papers from the 1st International Conference on Maltese Linguistics, Bremen, 18-20 October, 2007
Edited By: Bernard Comrie
Ray Fabri
Elizabeth V. Hume
Manwel Mifsud
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 113

This collection of articles highlights a selection of on-going research
projects. Phonological, morphological, and syntactic issues are addressed
by international experts on Maltese. The diachronic development of Maltese,
its age-long contact with Italo-Romance, and the present diglossic
situation with co-official English are the topics of a variety of
contributions to this volume. The repercussions that the promotion of
Maltese to the status of official working language of the EU has on the
Maltese lexicon are discussed. A project on the sociolinguistics of
non-native Maltese-English is presented. The problems posed by the creation
of electronic resources for Maltese are equally focused upon. The papers
amply demonstrate that Maltese Linguistics can stand on its own outside the
traditional field of Oriental Studies.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Maltese
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027205809
ISBN-13: 9789027205803
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
U.S. $ 158.00
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027290298
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
U.S. $ 158.00