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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: Assessing Second Language Pragmatics
Edited By: Gabriele Kasper
Steven John Ross
Series Title: Palgrave Advances in Language and Linguistics

This volume is the first book-length collection of studies on the assessment of pragmatic competencies in a second or foreign language. Grounded in theoretical perspectives on communicative and interactional competencies, the first section of the book examines the reception and production of speech acts through a variety of assessment methods and a range of quantitative and qualitative analyses. The second section investigates interviewer and candidate interaction in different forms of oral proficiency interview.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781137352132

Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781137003515