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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

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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: Multilingual Urban Scandinavia
Subtitle: New Linguistic Practices
Edited By: Pia Quist
Bente Ailin Svendsen
Series Title: Multilingual Matters

This book presents, for the first time, an overarching, trans-Scandinavian,
comprehensive and comparable account of linguistic developments and
practices in late modern urban contact zones.

The book aims to capture the multilingual realities of all young people in
urban contexts, whether they are of migrant descent or not. Taking a
multi-layered approach to linguistic practices, chapters in the book
include structural and phonological analyses of new linguistic practices,
examine how these practices and their practitioners are perceived, and
discuss the sociolinguistic potentials of speakers when constructing,
challenging and negotiating identities. The book also contains three short
overview articles describing studies of multilingual practices in Sweden,
Denmark and Norway. The editors have aimed to make Scandinavian research on
urban multilingualism accessible to scholars and students who don’t speak
Scandinavian languages, and also to make a valuable contribution to the
global study of multilingualism.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847693136
Pages: 280
Prices: U.S. $ 129.95
U.K. £ 89.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847693129
Pages: 280
Prices: U.K. £ 29.95
U.S. $ 49.95