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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: Laughter in Interaction
Written By: Phillip J. Glenn
Series Title: Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics 18

Bringing together twenty-five years of research on the sequential
organization of laughter in everyday talk, Phillip Glenn analyzes
recordings and transcripts to indicate the finely-detailed coordination of
human laughter. He demonstrates that its occurrence, relative to talk and
other activities, reveals much about its emergent meaning and effects. The
book considers laughter's significant role in how people display, respond
to, and revise identities and relationships.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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