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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: New Adventures in Language and Interaction
Edited By: Jürgen K Streeck
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 196

In this book sixteen international scholars of language and social
interaction describe their distinct frameworks of analysis. Taking
conversation analysis and interactional sociolinguistics as their points of
departure and investigating ordinary conversation as well as institutions
such as health care, therapy, and city council meetings, they often
incorporate gesture, prosody, and the listener's behavior in the analysis
of talk. While some approaches are grounded in a critique of the major
schools of interaction analysis, others integrate the interactionist
perspective with ideas from fields such as systemic-functional linguistics,
distributed cognition, and the sociology of knowledge. Each chapter
combines a statement of the terms and methods of analysis with an
analysis of a moment of interaction. New Adventures in Language and
gives an excellent overview of the novelty and diversity of
interaction-focused perspectives on language and of the heterogeneity of
approaches that have evolved from the pioneering work of Sacks and
Schegloff, Gumperz, and their co-workers.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027288141
Prices: Europe EURO 90.00
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027256003
Prices: U.K. £ 90
U.S. $ 135.00
Europe EURO 95.40