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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: Multimodality, Cognition, and Experimental Literature
Written By: Alison Gibbons
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Multimodality

Since the turn of the millennium, there has seen an increase in the inclusion of
typography, graphics and illustration in fiction. This book engages with visual
and multimodal devices in twenty-first century literature, exploring canonical
authors like Mark Z. Danielewski and Jonathan Safran Foer alongside
experimental fringe writers such as Steve Tomasula, to uncover an embodied
textual aesthetics in the information age. Bringing together multimodality and
cognition in an innovative study of how readers engage with challenging
literature, this book makes a significant contribution to the debates surrounding
multimodal design and multimodal reading. Drawing on cognitive linguistics,
cognitive psychology, neuroscience, semiotics, visual perception, visual
communication, and multimodal analysis, Gibbons provides a sophisticated set
of critical tools for analysing the cognitive impact of multimodal literature.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Ling & Literature
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415873614
ISBN-13: 9780415873611
Pages: 260
Prices: U.K. £ 80.00
U.S. $ 125.00