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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: The Handbook of Spanish Second Language Acquisition
Edited By: Kimberly L. Geeslin
Series Title: Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics

The Handbook of Spanish Second Language Acquisition brings together a comprehensive collection of newly-commissioned articles, compiled and written by experts in the field. It covers the most recent developments across a range of sub-fields relevant to the study of second language Spanish, each of which has seen ground-breaking empirical research in the past decade.

The Handbook's broad coverage includes current theoretical approaches -- generative, variationist, corpus, psycholinguistic -- alongside a variety of entries within such areas as the sound system, morphosyntax, individual and social factors, and instructed language learning. Chapters are organized into five sections spanning phonology, developing grammars, individual and social factors, and acquisition in the second language Spanish classroom. Providing a critical review of research and developments in the field, this Handbook offers the most complete and coherent overview on the subject currently available.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Spanish
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0470674431
ISBN-13: 9780470674437
Pages: 576
Prices: U.S. $ 195.00

Format: Electronic
ISBN: 1118584430
ISBN-13: 9781118584439
Pages: 576
Prices: U.S. $ 195.00