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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: "Perceptual Dialectology"
Subtitle: Neue Wege der Dialektologie
Edited By: Christina Ada Anders
Markus Hundt
Alexander Lasch
Series Title: Neue Wege der Dialektologie

Perceptual dialectology is concerned with subjective, non-specialist, naïve
perspectives of German and the role they play in day-to-day social interaction.
What do non-specialists in linguistics think about dialects and their speakers?
What cognitive maps do they have of these dialects? What attitudes do they
have towards the dialects and their speakers? Do non-specialists in linguistics
associate particular features with the dialects or perceive them in a special way?
The book contains the latest research findings on this subject.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language and Social Interaction
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110227512
Pages: 449
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110227529
Pages: 449
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95