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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: ELT, Gender and International Development
Subtitle: Myths of Progress in a Neocolonial World
Written By: Roslyn Appleby
Series Title: Critical Language and Literacy Studies

For believers in the power of English, language as aid can deliver the
promise of a brighter future; but in a neocolonial world of international
development, a gulf exists between belief and reality. Rich with echoes of
an earlier colonial era, this book draws on the candid narratives of white
women teachers, and situates classroom practices within a broad reading of
the West and the Rest. What happens when white Western men and women come
in to rebuild former colonies in Asia? How do English language lessons
translate, or disintegrate, in a radically different world? How is English
teaching linked to ideas of progress? This book presents the paradoxes of
language aid in the twenty-first century in a way that will challenge your
views of English and its power to improve the lives of people in the
developing world.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847693044
Pages: 264
Prices: U.S. $ 129.95
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847693037
Pages: 264
Prices: U.K. £ 24.95
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