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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: English in Europe
Edited By: Manfred Görlach

Twenty-two scholars in sixteen European countries chart the English invasion of their national languages over the last five decades. They examine the particular groups of English words that have been adopted and the ways in which their meanings have been modified and in some cases transformed. They also consider the popular and political reactions over Europe to the influx of anglicisms.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198237146
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320
Prices: U.S. $ 85.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199273103
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 352
Prices: U.S. $ 35.00