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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: Pragmatics across Languages and Cultures
Edited By: Anna Trosborg
Series Title: Handbooks of Pragmatics 7

This handbook provides a comprehensive overview, as well as breaking new
ground, in a versatile and fast growing field. It contains 4 sections:
Contrastive, Cross-cultural and Intercultural Pragmatics, Interlanguage
Pragmatics, Teaching and Testing of Second/Foreign Language Pragmatics, and
Pragmatics in Corporate Culture Communication, covering a wide range of
topics, from speech acts and politeness issues to Lingua Franca and
Corporate Crises Communication. The approach is theoretical, methodological
as well as applied, with a focus on authentic, interactional data. All
articles are written by renowned leading specialists, who provide in-depth,
up-to-date overviews, and view new directions and visions for future research.

Key features:
* covers topics such as international communication, intercultural
politeness and impoliteness, intercultural business discourse, theoretical
and methodological approaches to interlanguage pragmatics, speech acts in
second/foreign languages and corporate culture communication
* introduces new and emergent fields, such as Corporate Social
Responsibility (CSR) and Corporate Crisis Communication in a cross-cultural
* includes more than 20 articles and a helpful subject index

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Contrastive Linguistics
Language Teaching
Language and Social Interaction
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110214444
Prices: Europe EURO 199.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110214437
Prices: Europe EURO 199.00