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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 Idea of English in Japan
Subtitle: Ideology and the Evolution of a Global Language
Written By: Philip Seargeant
Series Title: Critical Language and Literacy Studies

This book examines the ways in which English is conceptualised as a global
language in Japan, and considers how the resultant language ideologies –
drawn in part from universal discourses; in part from context-specific
trends in social history – inform the relationships that people in Japan
have towards the language.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847692028
ISBN-13: 9781847692023
Pages: 208
Prices: U.S. $ 99.95
U.K. £ 59.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 184769201X
ISBN-13: 9781847692016
Pages: 208
Prices: U.K. £ 24.95
U.S. $ 44.95