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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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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: Online Communication in a Second Language
Subtitle: Social Interaction, Language Use, and Learning Japanese
Written By: Sarah E. Pasfield-Neofitou
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition

Online Communication in a Second Language examines the use of social computer mediated communication (CMC) with speakers of Japanese via longitudinal case studies of up to four years. Through the analysis of over 2000 blogs, emails, videos, messages, games, and websites, in addition to interviews with learners and their online contacts, the book explores language use and acquisition via contextual resources, repair, and peer feedback. The book provides insight into relationships online, and the influence of perceived 'ownership' of online spaces by specific cultural or linguistic groups. It not only increases our understanding of online interaction in a second language, but CMC in general. Based on empirical evidence, the study challenges traditional categorisations of CMC mediums, and provides important insights relating to turn-taking, code-switching, and language management online.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Japanese
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847698254
Prices: U.K. £ 99.95
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847698247
Prices: U.K. £ 29.95
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