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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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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: Gender and the Language of Illness
Written By: Jonathan Charteris-Black
Clive Seale

An investigation of the language of people talking about illness, showing
the influence of gender, social class and age and revealing conformity and
resistance to gender stereotypes.


Gender and the Language of Illness
Methods for Investigating Gender and Language
Men's Traditional Discourse of Illness: Distancing and Avoidance
A Feminine Discourse of Illness: Transformation and Modality
Emotional Disclosure: Socio-Economic Classification, Age and Gender
Experience of Support: Gender, Social Class and Age
Illness Type and Gender
Appendix 1 - Men's Key Concepts (full matched sample)
Appendix 2 - Women's Key Concepts (full matched sample)
Appendix 3 - Significance levels for log likelihood test
Appendix 4 - Demographic Sample of the British National Corpus

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0230222358
ISBN-13: 9780230222359
Prices: U.K. £ 50.00