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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: Prescribing under Pressure
Subtitle: Parent-Physician Conversations and Antibiotics
Written By: Tanya Stivers
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics

Antibiotics will soon no longer cure many illnesses due to escalating
bacterial resistance. Still, physicians continue prescribing antibiotics
for viral illnesses. This book examines parent-physician conversations,
asking how small differences in phrasing affect prescribing decisions, and
how physicians deal with the social dilemma pitting individuals against a
greater social good.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195311159
ISBN-13: 9780195311150
Prices: U.S. $ 65.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780199756759
Prices: U.S. $ 24.95