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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: Trial Language. Differential Discourse Processing and Discursive Formation
Written By: Gail Stygall
Series Title: Pragmatics and Beyond New Series, 26

This study of Anglo-American legal discourse is the first comprehensive discourse analysis of American legal language in its prototypical setting, the trial by jury. With ethnographic data gathered in a civil jury trial, the book compares the discourse processing of the legal participants and the lay jurors in the trial. The study argues for a Foucauldian discourse analysis of institutional languages, a social theory powerful enough to account for the power and tenacity of these Ianguages, where traditional linguistic explanation has failed.

Publication Year: 1994
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Forensic Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 155619294
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 230
Prices: 59.00