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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: Gender and Politeness
Written By: Sara Mills
Series Title: Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics 17

Challenging the notion that women are necessarily always more polite than
men (as language and gender literature claim), Sara Mills discusses the
complex relationship between gender and politeness. Mills argues that,
although women speakers, drawing on stereotypes of femininity, can appear
to be acting more politely than men, there are many circumstances where
women will act as "impolitely" as men.

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