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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: The Language of Business Meetings
Written By: Michael Handford

This innovative volume presents an in-depth study of the language used by
participants in business meetings. The cutting-edge research draws on the
Cambridge and Nottingham Business English Corpus (CANBEC), a unique
resource which brings together meetings of different types both within and
between companies, involving speakers whose roles and responsibilities
vary, and who represent a range of nationalities and first languages.
Keywords, concordance lines and discourse analysis provide thorough
insights into aspects such as the structural stages of meetings,
participants' discursive practices, interpersonal language and creativity,
and power and constraint. The author concludes by making practical
suggestions for using
these findings to inform the teaching of business English.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 052111666X
ISBN-13: 9780521116664
Pages: 286
Prices: U.S. $ 82.50

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521133432
Pages: 286
Prices: U.S. $ 31.00