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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: Speech Act Theory and Communication
Subtitle: A Univen Study
Written By: Phyllis Kaburise

"Speech Act Theory: A Univen Study" was undertaken to investigate the
pragmatic value of utterances of selected students in University of Venda.
Utterances of second-language users of a language reflect the wealth of their
language experiences and hence caution has to be exercised when conducting
an investigation into such utterances. It is within this background that this
investigation was conducted into the meaning-creation strategies and abilities of
the participants in this study. The very idiocyncratic utterances investigated
demonstrated vividly the multi-dimensional thought process exploited by the
creators of these samples. Also demonstrated by the analyses is the nature of
communication and the amount of linguistic interaction necessary for
interlocutors to create meaning.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781443828857
Prices: U.K. £ 34.99