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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 Meaning Makers
Subtitle: Learning to Talk and Talking to Learn
Written By: Gordon Wells
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education

The Meaning Makers is about children’s language and literacy development at
home and at school. Based on the Bristol Study, “Language at Home and at
School,” which the author directed, it follows the development of a
representative sample of children from their first words to the end of
their primary schooling. It contains many examples of their experience of
language in use, both spoken and written, recorded in naturally occurring
settings in their homes and classrooms, and shows the active role that
children play in their own development as they both make sense of the world
around them and master the linguistic means for communicating about it.

Additionally, this second edition sets the findings of the original study
in the context of recent research in the sociocultural tradition inspired
by Vygotsky’s work and includes examples of effective teaching drawn from
the author’s recent collaborative research with teachers.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847691994
ISBN-13: 9781847691996
Pages: 360
Prices: U.S. $ 119.95
U.K. £ 79.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1847691986
ISBN-13: 9781847691989
Pages: 360
Prices: U.K. £ 19.95
U.S. $ 29.95