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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: Languages in America
Subtitle: A Pluralistic View
Written By: Susan J. Dicker
Series Title: Bilingual Education & Bilingualism

This book tackles the controversial language issues facing an increasingly diverse nation. Highlighting the roles non-English languages have had in American history, it offers a cogent argument against language restrictionism Drawing on the disciplines of linguistics, history and sociology, its analysis of language issues is scholarly yet accessible.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853596523
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 352
Prices: £49.95/US$79.95/CAN$99.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1853596515
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 352
Prices: £18.95/US$29.95/CAN$39.95