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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: Gendered Identities and Immigrant Language Learning
Written By: Julia Menard-Warwick
Series Title: Critical Language and Literacy Studies

Based on participant observation in a California English as a Second
Language family literacy program, this ethnographic study examines how the
complexly gendered life histories of immigrant adults shaped their
participation in both the English language classroom and the education of
their children, within the contemporary sociohistorical context of
increasing Latin American immigration to the United States. Through
outlining the connections between (gendered) identity work and language
learning, this study builds theoretical and empirical justification for
teachers to negotiate classroom practice with each community of learners,
responding to students' individual goals, histories, and lives outside the

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847692141
ISBN-13: 9781847692146
Pages: 232
Prices: U.K. £ 59.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1847692133
ISBN-13: 9781847692139
Pages: 232
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847692141
ISBN-13: 9781847692146
Pages: 232
Prices: U.S. $ 99.95