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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: The Language of Perjury Cases
Written By: Roger W. Shuy

The Language of Perjury Cases outlines the contributions that linguistics can
make to both the gathering of evidence and the way that evidence is analyzed
in perjury cases. Roger W. Shuy describes eleven representative lawsuits--
involving bankruptcy, unions, hunting licenses, doctors, priests, and Senators--
for which he served as a consultant. Shuy's linguistic analysis illustrates how
grammatical referencing, speech acts, discourse structure, framing, conveyed
meaning, intentionality, and malicious language affected the outcome of these

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Forensic Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780199795383
Pages: 232
Prices: U.S. $ 65.00