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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: Language Acquisition across Linguistic and Cognitive Systems
Edited By: Michèle Kail
Maya Hickmann
Series Title: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders 52

How and why do all children learn language? Why do some have difficulties
while others are early language learners? What are the consequences of
early bilingualism? Is it possible to reach native-like competence in a
foreign language? Although we still cannot fully answer these questions,
research during the last two decades has begun to solve some pieces of the
puzzle. This book proposes an interdisciplinary collection of writings from
some of the best specialists across several fields in cognitive science,
offering a wide sample of recent advances in the study of first language
acquisition, bilingualism, second language acquisition, and disorders of
oral language. It is addressed to all researchers and students interested
in language acquisition, as well as to teachers, clinicians and parents,
who will find therein many new findings and varied methodological
approaches, as well as challenging questions that are still debated and in
need of further research.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027253145
ISBN-13: 9789027253149
Prices: U.S. $ 149.00
U.K. £ 99.00
Europe EURO 104.94
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027287564
Prices: U.S. $ 149.00
Europe EURO 99.00