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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: Talk as Therapy
Subtitle: Psychotherapy in a Linguistic Perspective
Written By: Joanna Pawelczyk
Series Title: Trends in Applied Linguistics [TAL] 7

The book is an empirical study of naturally occurring talk between
psychotherapist and clients experiencing various anxieties and traumas that
most of us recognize and can relate to. By relying on contemporary theories
about sequential, situated discourse as well as drawing on “praxis” literature, it
aims to investigate how psychotherapy as practice is contextually and
interactionally accomplished. By scrutinizing patterns of language use, which
reflect the core norms of the speech event of psychotherapy, it offers a unique
look into the therapeutic dialogue at the micro level. The book presents a host
of practical guidelines as to how to conduct ethnographic fieldwork at the
(inter)professional research site in order to produce practically relevant findings.
It also addresses the infiltration of therapeutic norms and strategies into new
social contexts.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Language and Social Interaction
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9781934078679
Pages: 254
Prices: Europe EURO 69.95
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781934078662
Pages: 254
Prices: Europe EURO 69.95