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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: Principles of Japanese Discourse
Written By: Senko K. Maynard

This is the first book on Japanese rhetorical style and strategy ever made
available for English readers. Professor Maynard presents, in thirty
entries, clear explication of Japanese discourse organization and detailed
analysis of the rhetorical strategies used. Also included are practice
readings selected from contemporary Japanese discourse, including essays,
newspaper columns, a short story, a comic and an advertisement, with
translations and wordlists. A helpful self-study guide, it is also an
excellent reference source for students and instructors of Japanese.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): Japanese
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