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It's Been Said Before

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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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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: Gender, Sexuality, and Meaning
Subtitle: Linguistic Practice and Politics
Written By: Sally McConnell-Ginet
Series Title: Studies in Language and Gender

This volume offers a representative selection of Sally McConnell-Ginet's
publications on language, gender and sexuality, which circle around the
following themes: language users are actively engaged in making meanings,
both as speakers and listeners; languages and socio-political institutions
constrain, but do not determine, communicative possibilities; attention to
language deepens understanding of gender and sexuality, including
connections to ethnicity, class, race, and other dimensions of social
identity and inequality.


* Sally McConnell-Ginet is one of the most influential linguists working in
the field of language and gender.
* This volume collects a dozen of her articles on language, gender, and

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195187806
ISBN-13: 9780195187809
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