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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: Thinking and Speaking in Two Languages
Edited By: Aneta Pavlenko
Series Title: Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

Until recently, the history of debates about language and thought has been a
history of thinking of language in the singular. The purpose of this volume is to
reverse this trend and to begin unlocking the mysteries surrounding thinking and
speaking in bi- and multilingual speakers. If languages influence the way we
think, what happens to those who speak more than one language? And if they
do not, how can we explain the difficulties second language learners experience
in mapping new words and structures onto real-world referents? The contributors
to this volume put forth a novel approach to second language learning,
presenting it as a process that involves conceptual development and
restructuring, and not simply the mapping of new forms onto pre-existing

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847693372
Pages: 280
Prices: U.S. $ 159.95
U.K. £ 99.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847693365
Pages: 280
Prices: U.K. £ 29.95
U.S. $ 49.95