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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: Silence in Second Language Acquisition
Subtitle: A Psychoanalytic Reading
Written By: Colette A. Granger
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition

Silence in Second Language Acquisition examines the under-researched and often troubling phenomenon of silence in second language learning through a triangulation of SLA research, memoirs and language learner diaries, and psychoanalytic concepts of anxiety, ambivalence, conflict and loss. It moves beyond the view of silence as the mere absence of speech, inviting the reader to consider it as both a psychical event and a linguistic moment in the continuous process of identity formation.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853596981
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 138
Prices: U.K. £ 49.95
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1853596973
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 138
Prices: U.K. £ 19.95
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