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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: The Language of Children
Written By: Julia Gillen
Series Title: Intertext

The Language of Children:
*introduces the key theories of language acquisition and provides a historical overview of the subject
*looks at all the ways children learn to communicate, from writing and talking to playing and using computers
*includes a wide variety of real texts and data, from children's hand-written stories to emails and records of babies' first words
*explores the language of children from a range of backgrounds and abilities, including deaf and bilingual children
*is user-friendly and accessible, and provides a full glossary

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415286204
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 112
Prices: $55.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415286212
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 112
Prices: $15.95