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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: English as a Global Language
Subtitle: Second Edition
Written By: David Crystal

David Crystal's informative account of the rise of English as a global
language explores the history, current status and potential of English as
the international language of communication. This new edition of his
classic work includes additional sections on the future of English as a
world language, English on the Internet, and the possibility of an English
"family" of languages. Footnotes, new tables, and a comprehensive
bibliography reflect the expanded scope of the revised edition.

"This is a fascinating and useful book....a fine introduction for a wide
variety of potential users."-Choice

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