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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: Sociolinguistics and Language Education
Edited By: Nancy H. Hornberger
Sandra Lee McKay
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education

This book, addressed to experienced and novice language educators, provides
an up-to-date overview of sociolinguistics, reflecting changes in the global
situation and the continuing evolution of the field and its relevance to language
education around the world. Topics covered include nationalism and popular
culture, style and identity, creole languages, critical language awareness, gender
and ethnicity, multimodal literacies, classroom discourse, and ideologies and
power. Whether considering the role of English as an international language or
innovative initiatives in Indigenous language revitalization, in every context of
the world sociolinguistic perspectives highlight the fluid and flexible use of
language in communities and classrooms, and the importance of teacher
practices that open up spaces of awareness and acceptance of --and access to-
-the widest possible communicative repertoire for students.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847692834
ISBN-13: 9781847692832
Pages: 592
Prices: U.S. $ 149.95
U.K. £ 89.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1847692826
ISBN-13: 9781847692825
Pages: 592
Prices: U.K. £ 29.95
U.S. $ 39.95