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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: A Book of Middle English
Subtitle: Third Edition
Written By: J. A Burrow
Thorlac Turville-Petre

This essential Middle English textbook, now in its third edition,
introduces students to the wide range of literature written in England
between 1150 and 1400.

- New, thoroughly revised edition of this essential Middle English textbook.

- Introduces the language of the time, giving guidance on pronunciation,
spelling, grammar, metre, vocabulary and regional dialects.

- Now includes extracts from 'Pearl' and Chaucer's 'Troilus and Criseyde'.

- Bibliographic references have been updated throughout.

- Each text is accompanied by detailed notes.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): English, Middle
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1405117095
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 432
Prices: U.S. $ 34.95

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1405117087
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 432
Prices: U.S. $ 69.95