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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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Franz Steiner is one of Germany's most prominent academic publishing houses, founded in 1949. The focus of interest is on ancient history, social history, history of economics as well as the history of science and medicine. Besides these traditional fields of publication, Steiner also publishes works in the areas of linguistics, literature, musicology as well as philosophy of law. Franz Steiner's program is developed in close cooperation with university and non-university research institutes, academies and external editorial boards, which independently review and evaluate suggested titles. Each year approximately 200 titles are issued. Almost 4,000 titles are currently in print.