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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: Deaf around the World
Subtitle: The Impact of Language
Edited By: Gaurav Mathur
Donna Jo Napoli

"Deaf around the World" is a compendium of work by scholars and activists
on the creation, context, and form of sign languages, and on the social
issues and civil rights of Deaf communities. Renowned contributors such as
James Woodward, Yerker Andersson, and Paddy Ladd offer new histories and
overviews of major topics. Each chapter is followed by a response from a
pre-eminent thinker in the field. The volume includes studies of sign
languages and Deaf communities in Australia, Brazil, Britain, China,
France, Germany, Ghana, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Myanmar,
Nicaragua, South Africa, Southeast Asia, Sweden, Thailand, and the United

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780199732548
Pages: 416
Prices: U.S. $ 99.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780199732531
Pages: 416
Prices: U.S. $ 39.95