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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: Making Sense in Sign
Subtitle: A Lifeline for a Deaf Child
Written By: Jenny Froude
Series Title: Parents & Teachers Guides

Language which develops ‘against all the odds’ is very precious. Words were not enough for Tom; it was signs that made sense of a world silenced by meningitis. Confidence came via joyful and positive steps to communication from babyhood; a brush with epilepsy, a cochlear implant in his teens and life as an independent young adult followed.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
Language Family(ies): Sign Language
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853596299
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 184
Prices: £39.95/US$69.95/CAN$99.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1853596280
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 184
Prices: £14.95/US$25.95/CAN$39.95