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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: Understanding Child Language
Written By: Paul Fletcher
Series Title: Understanding Language

How children acquire their first language is of great interest to linguists because it may give insight into the nature of language itself. This text offers an accessible introduction to first language acquisition for undergraduates. As part of the Understanding Language series, it will also have a cross-linguistic, typological slant that is particularly relevant and desirable in language acquisition studies.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0340645938
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 192
Prices: $19.95

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0340645946
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 192
Prices: $65.00