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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: Youth Culture, Language Endangerment and Linguistic Survivance
Written By: Leisy T. Wyman
Series Title: Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

Detailing a decade of life and language use in a remote Alaskan Yup’ik
community, "Youth Culture, Language Endangerment and Linguistic Survivance"
provides rare insight into young people's language brokering and Indigenous
people's contemporary linguistic ecologies. This book examines how two
consecutive groups of youth in a Yup’ik village negotiated eroding heritage
language learning resources, changing language ideologies, and gendered
subsistence practices while transforming community language use over time.
Wyman shows how villagers used specific Yup’ik forms, genres, and discourse
practices to foster learning in and out of school, underscoring the stakes
of language endangerment. At the same time, by demonstrating how the youth
and adults in the study used multiple languages, literacies and
translanguaging to sustain a unique subarctic way of life, Wyman
illuminates Indigenous peoples’ wide-ranging forms of linguistic survivance
in an interconnected world.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Yupik, Central
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847697400
Pages: 304
Prices: U.S. $ 159.95
U.K. £ 99.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847697394
Pages: 304
Prices: U.K. £ 29.95
U.S. $ 49.95