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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: Forensic Linguistics
Subtitle: An Introduction to Language in the Justice System
Written By: John Gibbons

Forensic Linguistics is an introduction to the fascinating interface between language and the law.

- Provides an integrated and fully theorized understanding of language and law issues.
- Contains many helpful examples from genuine legal contexts and texts.
- Discusses linguistic sources of disadvantage before the law, particularly for ethnic minorities, children and abused women.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631212477
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 352
Prices: U.S. $ 29.95
U.K. £ 17.99

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0631212469
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 352
Prices: U.S. $ 64.95
U.K. £ 55.00