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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: The Routledge Applied Linguistics Reader
Edited By: Li Wei

"The Routledge Applied Linguistics Reader" is an essential collection of
readings for students of Applied Linguistics. Divided into five sections:
Language Teaching and Learning, Second Language Acquisition, Applied
Linguistics, Identity and Power and Language Use in Professional Contexts,
the Reader takes a broad interpretation of the subject from its traditional
foundations in language teaching and learning to cover the newer
subdisciplines from corpus linguistics to forensic linguistics.

Using a multidisciplinary approach, the Reader focuses on the topics and
issues to which Applied Linguistics research has made a significant
contribution, in particular:

*our understanding of key concepts and notions in the study of real-world
problems in which language and communication play a central role
*the theoretical debates of broader social science issues that impact on
language teaching, learning and use
*the main methodological advances.

Featuring twenty-seven carefully selected readings, the Reader focuses on
both the major contributions of Applied Linguistics, and the conceptual and
theoretical issues of the subject in a variety of contexts and methods. The
selection comprises seminal articles from leading researchers, as well as
fresh perspectives from new voices in the subject. These Readings are
amplified by a general introduction as well as detailed, critical summaries
of each section, discussion questions and recommended further reading for
each article.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Forensic Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Language Learning
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780415566193
Pages: 552
Prices: U.K. £ 95.00

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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780415566193
Pages: 552
Prices: U.S. $ 150.00