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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: Contesting Europe's Eastern Rim
Subtitle: Cultural Identities in Public Discourse
Edited By: Ljiljana Saric
Andreas Musolff
Stefan Manz
Ingrid Hudabiunigg
Series Title: Multilingual Matters

Since 1989, Europe’s eastern rim has been in constant flux. This collection
focuses on how political and economic transformations have triggered
redefinitions of cultural identity. Using discursive modes of identity
construction (deconstruction, reconstruction, reformulation, and invention)
the book focuses on the creation of opposition to old and new 'outsiders'
and 'insiders' in Europe. The linguistic study of discourse elements in
connection with an exploration of the significance of metaphors in
anchoring individual and collective identity is innovative and allows for a
unique analysis of public discourse in Europe.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847693242
Pages: 248
Prices: U.K. £ 69.95
U.S. $ 129.95