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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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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: Vielfalt, Variation und Stellung der deutschen Sprache [Diversity, Variation and Status of the German Language]
Edited By: Karina Schneider-Wiejowski
Birte Kellermeier-Rehbein
Jakob Haselhuber

German is an official language in seven nations, and spoken as a minority language in many other regions. This volume explores the diverse national, regional, and societal influences that shape the contemporary German language, and discusses current issues related to variational and social linguistics as well as language policy. Additional chapters examine German as a foreign/second language and the cultural dimensions of language and language contact.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Policy
Language Contact
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110309300
Pages: 578
Prices: Europe EURO 119.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110309997
Pages: 578
Prices: Europe EURO 119.95