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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: Understanding English as a Lingua Franca
Written By: Barbara Seidlhofer

The spread of English as the international lingua franca (ELF), like other
aspects of globalization, calls for a reconsideration of conventional ways of
thinking. This book argues that ELF needs to be understood as an entirely
natural use of language in its own right and not as an erroneous version of
native speaker English, and demonstrates how the ‘nonconformist’ formal
features of ELF are functionally motivated by the dynamics of communicative

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780194375009
Prices: U.K. £ 29.00